Last week in Long Grove and Buffalo Grove, a severe storm prompted many communities to lose power and many trees were ripped apart. That’s the bad news. Now the Good news…. Lake County’s oldest Tree located in Long Grove Illinois thankfully is still standing.
I myself personally live in Long Grove and I lost power in my house for 3 long days. Loss of electricty means no computers, yes my ipad worked until I ran out of juice ,my cell phones were charged in our cars, toilets were not working, no water for my plants,no place to bathe, brush teeth, and a refriderator and freezer with spoiled food. My family did a lot of showering at Lifetime Fitness located in Vernon Hills. The loss of toilets and water(Long Grove is mostly well water) was not fun, but I know that the storm created bigger head aches for some, so I will not complain!
Trees fell in many neighborhoods, leaving a big mess for many local tree Companies to clean up! Even the largest trees snapped.. I never saw anything like the effects of this kind of storm. It was pretty shocking how huge trees were literally ripped out of the ground.
There is one tree that I was hoping didn’t break and it didn’t. This Bur Oak is the oldest tree in Lake County located on one of the two courses on Twin Orchard Country Club located in Long Grove. As the sign on the right states , the tree dates back to 1650..
Well the storm is over, and now I can hardly remember all the hassles of last week.. Ha Ha! I look forward to a calm rest of the summer with temperatures this week around 100 degrees. Now I’m going to buy a generator! Too bad the waiting list is 10 weeks!