Minnesota Farmer

Blown away
October 17, 2012, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Minnesota, Trees, weather, wind | Tags: , , , , ,

The winds have been kicking up here in Southwestern Minnesota again.  Anything loose is moving, and branches are breaking.   I was surprised to see this entire tree had fallen  It is not that old and should have been able to weather the storm in its protected area, and then I saw this.

I was surprised to see that only a small part of the tree trunk, the whiter wood, was still actively growing, the rest was dead already.  On the outside everything looked just fine.

I will be replacing this tree next spring.  Since it is the anchor of some landscaping it will have to be replaced.  With the dry conditions I don’t want to try getting a new one started now.


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