Here are a couple of photographs of the recent ice storm, provided by Carson Lord of Tree Frog Nursery in Silverton, Ore. The first photo is a pine topiary (Pinus sylvesteris), and the second is a laceleaf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum). Although these trees are hardy enough to withstand the ice covering them, the photos do give an idea what the weather was like – at the beginning. It got much worse, as these were taken Dec. 21, right before the bulk of the snow hit on Dec. 22.
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About Curt Kipp
Curt Kipp is the director of publications and communications at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the editor of Digger magazine.