1-4-16 SHORT HILLS: First post of 2016—Happy New Year! Shout out to Steve for his curtain call at NYGASP.
Last night was finally cold, in the twenties, but tonight is predicted to go to 10° here and -6° in Vermont. I think last night was our first hard frost. Definitely wintry, finally.
Franks Tree was here again today to take down another huge ash that is afflicted with leafhopper disease and already half dead. The tree is a double trunk tree, multi-trunks are fairly common for ashes. They had to take down a section of fence to remove the many cords of wood. For the biggest hunks of trunk, they used a Bobcat to carry them away. They will come back to grind the stump.
Before it got cold, we saw more forsythia in bloom and viburnums and roses also.
One trunk horizontal and sectioned, the other trunk still standing.
Trunk 2 being dis-assembled.
That's a big stump.