We had a big storm here last night on the island with gusts over 85 miles per hour. Since the ground is partially thawed and we got lots of rain the shallow rooted spruce trees just let go. The first four photos are from an “estate” I work at. They lost 40 or more trees. The last picture is on my family’s land right near where I live. An acre or two of trees were flattened there – the picture doesn’t really give you a sense of the vast scale of destruction. A lot of trees blew down just below my house on the hill towards the ocean (and took out all the power lines too) – yet with all this destruction very near by I only lost maybe 5 trees in my yard. This little lumberjack has got his work cut out for him that’s for sure!