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Live Oak Apocalypse during Texas' Winter StormCra-a-ck.The occasional resounding snap of falling branches (and portions of trees much too big to be called branches) broke up the wintry calm in Central Texas Wednesday. Many woke to an icy wonderland of trees bedazzled and seemingly dripping with the night’s precipitation—a watery, sleety mix sometimes both ambitiously and wrongly called “snow.” Two years out from a harrowing and deadly winter freeze, Texans understandably worried and tweeted and texted about the power grid and the roads and the grocery store lines. They shared funny videos, à la Seattle ice chaos, on TikTok, and they took “Who lost power?” polls in group chats. But they also talked about the trees. Because, what about the trees? Roads and yards were littered with fallen limbs, and trees that hadn’t…

The post But What About the Trees? The Rundown on Texas’s Icy “Oakpocalypse” appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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