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Impact of Tornado on Krischan Gardens Arboretum:
21 June 2010, 9:50PM CST, F1 Tornado, 110 mph winds

22 June 2010. Morning light shows the extent of the damage. Most trial beds were covered by fallen trees. Perennials were crushed under weight of 4,000 pound trees lain across the beds. Birch trees were bent to near 90 degrees.
    Trees killed (uprooted), diameter at stump, location, planted date
  1. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", North Hill, 1990
  2. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", North Hill, 1990
  3. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 20", North Hill, 1987
  4. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 9", North Hill, 1989
  5. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 4", Pine Forest, 1989
  6. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 14", Pine Forest, 1987
  7. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 12", Pine Forest, 1987
  8. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 12", Pine Forest, 1987
  9. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 9", Pine Forest, 1987
  10. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 16", Pine Forest, 1987
  11. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 12", Pine Forest, 1987
  12. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 11", Pine Forest, 1987
  13. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 13", Pine Forest, 1987
  14. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 11", Pine Forest, 1985
  15. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 5", Shed, 1986
  16. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 9", Shed, 1985
  17. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 12", Shed, 1985
  18. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 8", Shed, 1985
  19. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 12", Shed, 1985
  20. Tilia cordata Littleleaf Linden, 11", B14, 1995?
  21. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 12", B27, 1987
  22. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 14", B28, 1987
  23. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 10", B23, 1989
  24. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 9", B23, 1989
  25. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 12", B21, 1987
  26. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 13", B33, 1987
  27. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 10", B33, 1989
  28. Cercis canadensis Redbud, 8", B33, 1992
  29. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 11", B32, 1987
  30. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 11", B31, 1987
  31. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  32. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  33. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  34. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  35. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  36. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  37. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  38. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  39. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  40. Thuja occidentalis 'Techny' White Cedar, 4", Vegetable Garden, 1990
  41. Acer rubrum 'October Glory', Red Maple, 12", Deck, 1992
  42. Acer platanoides 'Crimson King', Norway Maple, 9", North Frontyard, 1989
    Trees damaged (not uprooted, but later chainsawed) from Tornado, diameter at stump, location, planted date
  1. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 2", Pine Forest, 1989
  2. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 3", Pine Forest, 1989
  3. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 5", Pine Forest, 1989
  4. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 3", Pine Forest, 1989
  5. Pinus sylvestris Scotch Pine, 11", Pine Forest, 1987
  6. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 6", Shed, 1989
  7. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 7", Shed, 1989
  8. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 5", Shed, 1986
  9. Picea pungens Blue Spruce, 5", Shed, 1986
  10. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 4", North Hill, 1989
  11. Sorbus aucuparia European Mountain Ash, 6", North Hill, 1991

Total death count: 48 conifer trees and 5 decidious trees.


22 June 2010. Trees fell in straight line east toward house. You can barely see the house in the center of the image above the piles of uproot trees.


Impact of Heavy snow storm on Krischan Gardens Arboretum:
December 2009
December 2009. Heavy snow storm damaged many trees.

    Trees damaged (not uprooted, but later chainsawed), diameter at stump, location, planted date
  1. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 8", B15, 1989
  2. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 10", B15, 1989
  3. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 9", B24, 1989
  4. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 5", B22, 1989
  5. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 7", B22, 1989
  6. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 6", B31, 1989
  7. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 12", B32, 1989
  8. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 1", Pine Hill, 1989
  9. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 6", Pine Hill, 1989
  10. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 7", Pine Hill, 1989
  11. Pinus nigra, Austrian Pine, 7", Pine Hill, 1989
  12. Pinus strobus, White Pine, 3", Shed, 1990
  13. Pinus strobus, White Pine, 3", Shed, 1990
  14. Larix decidua, European Larch, 11", L21, 1996
  15. Larix decidua, European Larch, 11", L22, 1996
  16. Taxodium distichum, Bald Cypress, 4", L23, 1997
  17. Taxodium distichum, Bald Cypress 'Minuette', 1", L23, 2006

Total death count: 17 conifer trees and 0 decidious trees.


Impact of Tornado on Krischan Gardens Arboretum:
Major changes to trial gardens. "Before" and "After" pictures.

9 July 2005. The "Before" picture. Image taken from second story window facing west. Image is frame by crabapple tree on left edge and right edge of picture. Notice the abundant pine forest.

22 August 2010. The "After" picture. Image taken from second story window facing west. Image is frame by crabapple tree on left edge and right edge of picture. Notice the missing pine trees.


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