Sad news to report. I received an e-mail stating that 5% of Borg’s woods or nearly an acre was destroyed during the storm Saturday March 13th.
“As far as the Blowout of trees is concerned, the fallen trees should simply be left in place. Except of course those that fell from the County’s land onto homeowner’s property. The event was a natural event, an act of God / act of nature. This is a nature preserve. This is something that would have happened if no humans existed on the planet. Just leave it be. Don’t cut them up into small logs, that would be unnatural. We don’t want anything unnatural in the woods. The purpose of a nature preserve is to experience and to learn about nature. As upsetting as it is, a blowout of trees is part of nature. And it is part of what an old-growth forest is about. Therefore it is part of what visitors should see.”
Most of the trees that fell were mature 200 year American Beech Trees. It appears most of the damage occurred in the southeast corner of the preserve.