Cork and “Ophelia”: a tree’s massacre. 16th October 2017

Here I want to show the damage caused by the Ophelia storm to the Cork trees.

According to statistics published on the net these days, it appears that at least 600 trees have been “slaughtered” in Cork. And many are still there where they were grounded  two weeks ago by the fury of the wind.
Just today I was riding by bike near the southern part of the city and I noticed at least 6 or 7  or even more trees in that state …
The worst damage seems to have been the dozens of uprooted trees at Marina Park, Blackrock. I personally went to visit that area the day after the storm, and the “show” , i have to say, was  impressive, let alone a bit dramatic: seeing these giant corpses completely overturned, makes clear how strong and sometimes destructive the nature can be.
Here are the photos taken the day after, 17th of October.

SEE ALSO: COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND

Note: many trees are still unstable. There are many of those ones with big broken branches hanging from the top threatening passersby, cars and other means of transport. It’s enough just a little bit of strong wind to cause more damage.

 

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Lee Fields, Cork

Mardyke, Cork

Mardyke, Cork

Mardyke, Cork

Mardyke, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Bishopstown, Cork

Model Farm Road, Cork

Model Farm Road, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Lee fields, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Wilton, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

Marina Park, Cork

 

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