The January 18 snow storm left a lot of storm damage. The area is still trying to recover from it. It wasn't the snow that did the damage - but the ice storm that followed the next day after the initial snow fall.
Many trees were lost or damaged in the Jan 19 ice storm. On our lot, a very large pine tree had a damaging limb broken off. The limb left a fairly large hole in the trunk of the tree. We decided to cut the tree down because it is next to power lines. We didn't want to risk the tree becoming severely diseased and coming down in a windstorm, taking the cul-de-sac's power source with it. Getting the tree branches and wood cut up and removed from the lot has been my big project of late.
I was very sad that my beautiful Magnolia tree trunk snapped in half. If it survives, it looks like we will have a Magnolia bush instead of a Magnolia tree.
I tell you - I'm ready for the weather to warm up. Spring is my favorite season. I'm looking forward to spending time working in the garden.