Winter Storms take down two trees & damage another

Mother Nature was kind of nasty to us last month.  Two Plum trees were toppled and the big Willow tree at the east end of Jeffrey Fontana Park was severely damaged.

A huge branch was broken off.

A huge branch was broken off.

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  1. Posted by norma campbell on December 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    condolences hope the Willow can be saved Norma Campbell, 30 years experience Injured & Orphaned Wildlife Campbell, California “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing”

    “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, on the signing of the Wilderness Act of 1964

    **With 2 great minds you get mass confusion**

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    • Posted by Martin-Fontana Parks Association on December 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      It doesn’t look good for the Willow. It has a lot of dead branches and where the branches broke they seemed to be rotting inside the core.

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  2. Posted by Patrick Pizzo on December 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    This is why we have to take a pro-active role to put in new trees for the known losses we predict. We are at the limit of life (about 35-40 years) for the flowering plum in J. Fontana. These trees are weak and susceptible to root-rot, boring insects and various diseases. I believe the plum by the Scout project is in an area that we (MFPA) recently planted with three replacement trees. This is good. We’ll have to keep up the introduction of replacement trees in areas with groupings of these older flowering plums. Hey: they cost $70 to plant… and that’s a yearly cost of $2 a year or less over the life of the tree! No ‘over the cliff’ problems here. pppizzo

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