All day Sunday we watched the waves of thunderstorms pass over our house, leaving behind a couple inches of rain. (Thank you!)
Later we learned that about 20 miles up the road those storms took a nasty turn and left behind one-to-three inch hailstones. (Um, no thank you!)
Eldora, Iowa, seems to caught the brunt of it.What does this have to do with trees? Well, besides the fact that many of the trees look like early spring because only small green stubs of leaves are left. And, many are no longer upright with roots in the ground. However, this is the sign I saw today when I drove through town, and it made me a little queasy, to say the least.
Why do I *sigh*? Because this is the perfect set up for moving tree pests, such as emerald ash borer, to new locations. NO, I'm not saying EAB is in Eldora - I'm just trying to remind everyone to buy local and burn local.
There are consequence to our actions when we drag firewood from town to town, and state to state.