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Old 10-31-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Of course, I'm one of the 106 customers in Branford without power. House was 48 degrees last night. I'm not ready for another week of this...and hotels are all booked.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Granby, CT sometimes NH.
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That snowfall amount of 5.7 inches posted yesterday is way off for North Granby. I had approx. 24 inches of heavy snow. It was clearly one of the most difficult storms to clear.

Granby looked like a war zone yesterday with countless trees that stood for 100 years or more, many with branches in excess of 12 inches, broken like toothpicks.

I saw a utility pole in Southwick broken off halfway up with the top and its transformer hanging upsidedown by it's wires.

The power and cleaning crews have a lot of work ahead of them.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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I hope they dont cut down the whole tree that only lost the branches?
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: New England
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Had about 18 inches here on the East Side of Manchester. What a MESS.

Spent the last two days with a neighbor clearing the neighborhood and trees all along the streets. Took the easy one's off the wires I could to help things along.

Helped one homeowner pull a tree off his house with a tow strap and the diesel truck. That was actually fun. LOL
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: New England
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I hope they dont cut down the whole tree that only lost the branches?
I do. We are WAY over forested as a state and it's not healthy. Not only that, in some cases not taking down the tree will just be a slow death and more dangerous as it can rot and fall over time.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I do. We are WAY over forested as a state and it's not healthy. Not only that, in some cases not taking down the tree will just be a slow death and more dangerous as it can rot and fall over time.
It's amazing how much less forest there was in the 30's:

http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/mash_up/1934.html
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Republic of New England
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I do. We are WAY over forested as a state and it's not healthy. Not only that, in some cases not taking down the tree will just be a slow death and more dangerous as it can rot and fall over time.


I dont think it would rot if its just a few branchs... But a huge split, that I can understand.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: In a house
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It's amazing how much less forest there was in the 30's:

1934 Connecticut Fairchild Aerial Photography Map Mash-up

Thats because we used to farm & take care of ourselves. Too many of us for that now, Good thing that the laws of nature dont apply to us or we would have seen a big die off once we exceeded the states carrying capacity. Instead we just flooded the state with people & import our food from other places. Anyway I dont think we're over forested. But I do think we let alot of trees that need to be cut down keep growing for silly sentimental reasons. Trees are good, but tree lined streets, while they may look nice, are a recipe for disaster in todays world. The way the power companies whittle trees around wires so they pretty much go thru leafy tunnels is ridiculous.

Personally, our forestation is one of the very few things I can feel proud of CT about these days. Theres more trees now than at any time since we got here in the 1600s. Cant see how thats a bad thing.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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I wouldn't mind even more forests
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Southington
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Thats because we used to farm & take care of ourselves. Too many of us for that now, Good thing that the laws of nature dont apply to us or we would have seen a big die off once we exceeded the states carrying capacity. Instead we just flooded the state with people & import our food from other places. Anyway I dont think we're over forested. But I do think we let alot of trees that need to be cut down keep growing for silly sentimental reasons. Trees are good, but tree lined streets, while they may look nice, are a recipe for disaster in todays world. The way the power companies whittle trees around wires so they pretty much go thru leafy tunnels is ridiculous.

Personally, our forestation is one of the very few things I can feel proud of CT about these days. Theres more trees now than at any time since we got here in the 1600s. Cant see how thats a bad thing.
IMO, it's a bad thing because these trees are falling on houses, wires, and cars. I agree that we just have too many.
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