Irate Irene

Irate Irene

Minor damage from Irene. photo credit: R. RobertHurricane Irene’s fury delivered 6 inches of rain and wind gusts reaching 52 mph, but no heartbreaks. While we lost a large Catalpa speciosa in the Catalpa Collection, the rest of the campus suffered minor damage with broken branches and scattered leaves.

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Fallen Catalpa in the Catalpa/Magnolia Collection. photo credit: R. Robert

The Crum Creek flowed through its flood plain including Rogers Grove and the newly established riparian forest buffer, cresting at the feet of the James R. Frorer Holly Collection.

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The Crum Creek flowed into its flood plain bending these saplings in the newly establish riparian forest buffer. photo credit: R. Robert

The hurricane and major thunderstorms that have recently passed through the area have given our stormwater management strategies quite a workout. Check out the video below to see how stormwater features can be an attractive feature in your garden. This was filmed after a 1.95 inch rain event this August.

Becky Robert
  • Roxanne
    Posted at 11:02h, 01 September Reply

    Interesting video. I would love to have waterfall stairs myself.

    • Becky Robert
      Posted at 08:11h, 07 September Reply

      The waterfall stairs are a favorite of mine as well. I love the gentle trickling sound they create in the garden.

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 08:04h, 02 September Reply

    Really great video showing creative and beautiful ways to manage storm water runoff!

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