At my house in G'ville cnty you could go outside yesterday with a stopwatch and time the snapping of a tree top about every 30 secs. Did the Brevard/Asheville areas of Pisgah get the same? TIA
Simple physics , if your fence is wooden, then the tree limbs intentionally guide themselves towards the fence to free their brethren from the conformity. I am still trying to figure out why they mercilessly attack chain-link and barbed wire fences though, I guess it's a tree thing .litespeedchick said:Mike: We went to Bent Creek on Saturday. Although a lot of trees down, nothing like greenville, fortunately. I hope the Brevard trails will be that lucky. We literally could not leave our house without going off road. It's like 50% of the trees. Thanks for the invite, I didn't see your note 'til I got to work this morning, still no power (or water or phone) at our house. I still hope to ride w/ you and Kassi one of these days.
mb3: no kidding. We don't have many trees in our yard, but the ones that surround our pasture all fell on the fences. how do they know which way to fall to get the fence?;-)
We went to scout it on Sunday and could only get as far as the hairpin going up towards Yellow Gap. Hiked the rest rest of the way up and really didn't see too much damage compared to other areas. Ran into a couple guys on the way back down that had done Laural>Cairnes>Slate. They reported several new trees down on the trail, but said they had more difficulty with the amount if ice still on the ground.litespeedchick said:At my house in G'ville cnty you could go outside yesterday with a stopwatch and time the snapping of a tree top about every 30 secs. Did the Brevard/Asheville areas of Pisgah get the same? TIA
Sorry to hear that Dana. We only Lost power for 3 days. Looking at Generators now!! I've still got trees down in the yard and on the west side of our mountain, people still have a 1/4 inch sheet of ice in the yards.litespeedchick said:We got our power back yesterday, only about 16 hours shy of a week after it went out.