Gareth Harrier

The limb is falling! The limb is falling!

Everyone’s familiar with the story of “Chicken Little”, the pint-sized poultry who proclaimed “the sky is falling.” Well, he needs to get to work prognosticating about tree-limb failure. Most summers are complete with sporadic limb failure, but an added effect of this historically hot and dry summer has been an increase in what is often termed “sudden limb drop”. …

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Spring Storms

You would expect to see a Hiroshima-type scene if you read headlines like “Nine Tornadoes Reported in Dallas-Fort Worth,” but that’s not always the case. Anyone who’s lived in north Central Texas knows about the damage that comes with spring storms and the tornadoes they spawn. However, even when tornadoes hit, as they did recently, damage to trees …

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