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Drought-affected trees in Northeast knocked down by storm
11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Energy
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Maine
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont

Start Date: 10/29/2017 -  
Drought, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have played a role in the large numbers of trees that fell during a storm that blasted the Northeast. The dry weather left the trees’ roots in an unhealthy state, while the ground conditions and leaves still on the trees made them more vulnerable to wind damage, according to Peter Rogers, acting director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency. Greenwich Time (Conn.), Nov. 1, 2017
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