One of the Land Trust’s most popular properties, the Bull Pond area, has undergone substantial change in the past year. The violent summer wind storm that passed through Harwinton, lasting but a few minutes, felled numerous pine trees along the east side of Bull Pond, laying nearly a dozen of them in a neat row along the pond shore. Many of these pines were more than two feet in diameter and naturally leaned toward the pond, yet the wind righted them then threw them in the opposite direction. Other large trees were shorn off at various heights, transforming the property from forest to chaos.
As the cleanup was beyond casual volunteer scope, the Land Trust accepted the generous offer from Kevin Boucher and Supreme Forest Industries to remove all the trees and debris and replace the uprooted stumps, respecting good forestry and conservation principles. The result is a changed but still attractive passive recreational area.