In ice-damaged towns, officials face hard decisions about planting trees that withstand storms

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A vicious ice storm that made Christmas week a nightmare from the Midwest to Maine shattered hundreds of trees at Michigan State University, where inch-thick layers of ice snapped thick limbs and trunks of stately towers that had stood for generations.

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