With all the ice, sleet, and freezing rain (c'mon snow, get here!!), there's a lot of downed trees here in NWA, causing the treehuggers to cry. Which is funny and sad at the same time. Thankfully, we only have a small tree in the back yard (about 30% of the limbs are down). Our neighbors, however, have tons of trees and lots of work to do. Smashed sheds, privacy fences, and limbs to pick up. In particular, our favorite tree at our backyard neighbors house lost it's entire top half today. The saddest part is that this tree gives our house a TON of shade during the summer. Our air conditioning bill just went up $15/month with the loss of that tree. Bummer.
I got up and took some pictures earlier this morning. The situation has worsened since the pictures were taken...I'll add more pics later.
Our trampoline net is a solid wall of ice! I hope it doesn't tear...it's a pain to assemble!
Some of the neighbor's trees. They aren't so upright anymore. Most are supported by my back fence at the moment.
Ice coats the limbs of our Japanese Maple in the front yard. I'm pretty sure there's already another 1/2" of ice accumulation now.
A male cardinal keeps flying between trees as each one collapses.