Thursday, October 15, 2009

They make trees tough out west - storm blows down plenty of leaves and twigs but leaves little tree damage; Sacramento, CA

Sacramento's trees muster strength to endure blustery storm - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News Sacramento Bee:
Take one established metropolitan city, add hundreds of thousands of trees and throw in saturating rains and high winds.
What do you get? How about an October day in the city of Sacramento, which on Wednesday was blanketed with foliage, tree limbs, fallen signs and some large, toppled trees.
The question is, did Sacramento take a battering disproportionate to other locales that experience more powerful storms?
It turns out, however, that Tuesday's 3 inches of rain and 35 mph winds toppled relatively few trees in Sacramento.

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