After over 30 cm of snow the past couple of days we now have had freezing rain for approx 16 hours. the last time we saw this was back in 1996. The large Fireglow in our back garden lost a big branch this morning and the bloodgood is hanging to the ground. We transplanted both the fireglow and the bloodgood back in 1993 into the garden when they were already approx 10 years old. It is dead calm right now, just the weight of the ice doing the damage. High winds are forecast in the next few hours so it will be lights out and major tree damage coming up.