Mariton: Freezing Rain
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
I’ve been enthralled with ice since I was a little boy. As a grown man freezing rain is still beautiful, but it now comes with the knowledge that it also brings power outages, broken limbs and uprooted trees. Deep down I know freezing rain is Nature’s “pruning saw”. Ice often helps me by removing limbs that I can’t reach conventionally.
Of course, I don’t like to see hundred-year-old Rhododendrons or other trees uprooted by an ice storm. As I checked trails this morning for down limbs, I heard limbs and branches falling in the woods, but I didn’t hear any large trees coming down.
It still is beautiful.