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A Tree Falls in Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. - A tree falls in Somers. In fact, many trees have fallen in Somers, not to mention telephone poles and power lines, but a few special trees have suffered the wrath of Hurricane Irene.

As The Daily Somers drove by on Sunday, Joe Primiano and his neighbor, Cesar Callan, who live near Elmer Galloway Road, were bemoaning the loss of a beautiful old willow that lay across Primiano’s front lawn.

“When willows get top heavy, they fall over,” said Primiano. “When I trimmed my other willows the neighbors yelled at me because they didn’t look so pretty. So I left this one alone -- and look what happened.”

Callan commented, “It was a gorgeous tree. As soon as I saw his I wanted to plant one, too.”

Primiano said he heard a noise at about 3 a.m. Saturday night, but thought it must be mice. So he went back to sleep. “In the morning I came downstairs and looked through the front door. You don’t want to know what I said. It’s a tree I didn’t want to lose,” he said.

In other fallen tree news, the magnificent tree that stands alone beside the entrance road at Lasdon Park and Arboretum was severely damaged. About a third of its mass has crashed to the ground.

Do you have spectacular photos of hurricane damage? Send them to kpacchiana@TheDailySomers.com.

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