This pretty little trail system suffered last year during Hurricane Irene, but that was mostly the oaks. This year the oaks got it along Farmill St., the pines got hit over by Boehm Pond, and the beeches and birches got blasted in between.
And I do mean blasted, or maybe shredded. Look at what happened to this sapling when the larger tree hit it. It tuned the whole tree into a bundle of toothpicks.
In somewhat related news, Shelton has a large pile of wood chips available at the Transfer Station if you need them. The City has a large tub grinder labeled "The Beast" gradually reducing the mountain of logs, stumps, and brush from damage clearing from the two storms. Too bad we can't use that on the trails.
Now if we only had a smaller woodchipper for storm clean-up.......