Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS

There is still time to prepare

Guest View

March 5, 2014
Joe Herring - District Forester, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources , The Daily Freeman Journal

It seems that every year, I am called out to a town that has experienced either a tornado, violent straight-line winds, or a major ice storm which has ravaged that community's tree population. Healthy, mature shade trees now lie in mangled heaps on the ground with twisted branches, splintered wood, and tattered leaves. We are never be able to predict just when these storms are going to hit or which towns will be in the crosshairs, and so we are left to only shrug our shoulders and get to work cleaning up the mess with chainsaws and wood chippers. In other words, we can only react to the situation.



I am looking for: