One tree sitting near the base of the hillside has turned a ghostly hue. It was about 25 years old. It died last fall with all the stress of a brutal summer, yet all the needles are still in tack turning the tree into a mere shell of what it once was.
When walking over the property the other day, we noticed several trees that were affected by last years long, dry summer. There were also many large trees down farther up the hillside that went down during the high wind event in December.
It will take several years to get all the damage cleaned up.