This winter is the craziest I have ever seen. I have seen deep snow and warm winters. I have been out working the midnight shift outdoors when the weather people have been reporting that no person or animal should be outside because it was so cold. This year is the craziest. We had warm weather, rain and winds in February. I have called out a Long Island tree company that we use to trim the trees on our commercial property to remove a fallen tree after a summer thunderstorm, but never this early in the year before.
Guys were out there in tee shirts in what should have been frigid weather cutting up a couple of trees that went down during a storm. It felt like a summer day it was so warm. I never have seen it like this before. I remember one year it was Christmas day and in the 70s, but the trend is now where it stays warm. That warm holiday was just a fluke of weather. This seems to be more in line with the changes that are happening in our climate. Regardless of what we may argue the cause to be, it is not hard to see that things are different now than they were just a few decades ago. We have had so many trees come down recently, and we have been taking care of them here on our property.
I was a boy when my dad built this place and had the landscapers plant those trees. I used to climb them when I was a kid and was here on the property while my parents worked the business. It is sad to see some of those old trees come down in the storms. The Long Island tree company does a wonderful job. We even have them plant new ones for the next generation.