Trees made leafless by this wintery wind

What they’re telling us and what we do about it

B. Lorraine Smith
4 min readJan 3, 2024

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Branches bent and fallen to the ground near my home in Montreal. It looks normal. Then we hear an unusual statement. (All photos by me, Jan 2024)

There was a big snowfall in Montreal last month. This is to be expected at this time of year. But the tree damage surprised me.

Montreal’s trees come down due to weather all the time — especially the more gangly branches that haven’t had the pressure of growing straight the way they would…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/