How many feet of snow does it take to bring Eugene to its knees? Answer: 1/2. Last March 21, we had six inches of heavy, wet snow, following heavy, wet rain, and just as many area trees were budding.
The coast pine next to the shop–which had been neglected in its youth to grow into a tangled unhappy mess, far from its native habitat–gave up. Sad to see it go, but there’s a better view of the shop and the chance to plant some new trees.