Sunday, February 06, 2011

Tree Year 2011: American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) #3

Our American Persimmon enjoyed a variety of weather over the past week.  Tuesday (2/1/11) began with light rain.  Our temperature dropped below freezing mid-morning, the rain became freezing rain and ice began accumulating on everything that was up off the ground.  The freezing rain lasted for several hours, but fortunately, there was not enough ice accumulation to cause any limbs breakage or other visible damage to our trees.  Sleet and the a light dusting of snow followed the freezing rain.

Wednesday was mostly clear and cold yielding lots of sparkling ice, but little melting.

Snow began mid-day on Friday (2/4/11) and kept falling throughout the afternoon and evening.  We were predicted to receive a couple of inches of snow, but about twice that amount actually fell.  It was a wet, sticky snow that clung to the trees, but caused no damage.  Saturday was sunny and our temperature climbed up to around 40°F/4°C.  There was much snow melting, but plenty of it is still around.

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Amber said...

Beautiful! And so happy to hear that there was no damage to the tree from the ice.

I lived in a part of Ontario that was thankfully not affected by the ice storm of '98, but I've heard many stories of the damage done and the trees that came down.

Mike B. @ said...

You were lucky that the freezing rain didn't cause a lot of damage- that might have changed your Tree Year quickly!

Unknown said...

It looks so beautiful in snow and ice - glad nothing got damaged though!