Out of the Woods: The Story of Cornwall's Forests

Snow and Ice Storms

Tree crushed by snow, October 2011
Collection of Cornwall Historical Society

Last year’s October snow storm (“Alfred”) caused extensive damage to trees throughout the state and triggered a public debate over proper management of trees.









Tree split in half by the October 2011 snow storm
Collection of Cornwall Historical Society


A snow storm in October 1805 caused similar damage to trees in Cornwall. The main difference between the two storms was the damage done to overhead power lines in 2011.









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