State officials have confirmed that an invasive beetle that has beleaguered 18 other states including Massachusetts and Connecticut has been found in New Hampshire.
Connecticut’s Department of Transportation and the state’s largest electric utility, armed with millions of dollars in extra resources, are both aggressively taking chain saws to many of the state’s trees– the main culprits in last year’s storms that left roads blocked and thousands of residents without power for days.
The Connecticut Historical Society has an exciting exhibition on Connecticut trees, including the history of the trees, the significance of these trees, and what happens to city trees when they are cut down.
The electricity may be back on and the downed branches may be stacked by the side of the road — but Connecticut residents haven’t seen the last of the effects of the October nor’easter .
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says state transportation officials must remove trees, limbs and vegetation near state highways more aggressively following extended power outages triggered by last month’s storm.
Falling trees along the historic Merritt Parkway are raising questions about how to better protect motorists.