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By Clyde R. Moore

First Published December 12, 1980…Fairburians deprived of watching Sunday afternoon pro football, with their “tube” darkened by loss of electricity had a substitute sound-and-sight pastime: Listening and looking as tree branches snapped and dropped.…Chinese (Siberian) elms, which had survived previous ice- or wind-storms, seemed to have suffered the worst from the ice; another variety of trees are affirming the saying, “Ashes to ashes.” Hackberries were surprisingly susceptible; pin oaks survived well, many helped by loss of top-level leaves earlier in the fall. Lowest-bending — and breaking the least —were the members o...


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