Christmas Eve Storm does a number on State Park trees
By Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Independent architectural histor'n)
It was a sunny afternoon today, so I took a walk at nearby Bellevue State Park. It's been a few days since Christmas Eve and the terrible wind and rain storm and I saw the effect it had had on some of the grand old trees in the park. And they seemed to have fallen over across the paved walking paths with uncanny accuracy. Upon closer examination, they were sadly lacking in solid roots but instead had gaping holes under where the roots should have been. Only one had been sawn into pieces, probably because it had fallen on a pathway next to the round barn where the State Park patrols drove.I suspect that in the next few weeks, if the weather allows, they will come in with their chain saws and work on the remaining fallen trees. But I really don't mind walking around the trees across the ...