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    NY Times article: Central Park trees felled in freak storm

    Nearly 500 trees were victim to a freak storm in Central Park the other evening. link

    I'm interested in seeing the map showing the damage to the trees.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Nearly 500 trees were victim to a freak storm in Central Park the other evening. link

    I'm interested in seeing the map showing the damage to the trees.
    This is exactly the sort of storm that should be expected in the coming years as we add more energy into the earth system.

    We should be having a societal discussion about how to adapt to and mitigate these effects. We should learn the lessons from these events and the lessons of the fake town hall events and fake astroturf letters and fake phone call campaigns to defeat carbon legislation.

    /soapbox

    However there may be clues to mapping damage in this comment thread.

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    After the freak storms we had here last year -- remnants of Hurricane Ike in the Ohio Valley and a wicked ice storm -- we lost a lot of urban forest. It's a bummer, but I liked the quote toward the end of the story: we need to get busy planting new trees "our grandkids will enjoy them".
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I'm interested in seeing the map showing the damage to the trees.
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