Against the deaths and other ice storm toll on homes and businesses, it might not seem like so much. But I was struck by the assessment of damage in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. The ice storm affected 600,000 acres, or nearly 1,000 square miles of crippled trees, much of the land still difficult to negotiate and dangerous from the potential of more falling limbs. Many recreation areas remain closed.

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