This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The brush pile is impressive

With all the downed trees from the storms this spring, the city has built an impressive pile just north of the railroad tracks on Mattheson. I do not think it is quite as big as the pile that they built after the ice storm in 2008, but it is still impressive.
The Rensselaer Republican reported that the city crews had picked up 217 tons of branches and trees since June 1, and during May had picked up 310 tons. I wonder how they measure that--they do not weigh the trucks. There are still many branches to be picked up, so the June totals will be somewhat higher even if we avoid another storm.

Today was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Now the days start getting shorter, which means that we are heading to winter. Think of that when we get the hots days of summer.

1 comment:

flatbow said...

I bet there is a lot of good bow wood in that pile!