Sandy's lesson: Proper care for trees will prevent headaches during future storms
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The spectacular trees that have been signature to the Hudson Valley's tourism trade and its annual autumn leaf-peeping season played an uncharacteristically destructive role during Hurricane Sandy.
Monday's ferocious winds toppled evergreens and upended maples that, in turn, fell on electrical cables, took down poles and exposed live wires, causing blocked roads and power outages.