Listening to tales of people trapped overnight in their vehicles on the M8 motorway makes me ruminate on how all of us in the landscape industry should deal with winter weather. Last week I was supposed to have meetings with a couple of contractors near to Pitlochry but couldn't even get out of the street I live in. Luckily most of my work is carried out in the office but I do need to go out on site from time so heavy snow can disrupt my work pattern and throw off future planning. I had tree surgeons in to a garden in Edinburgh to remove a dangerous tree just before the snow began and I hate to think what the weight of snow on it would have done if they had been delayed even for a couple of days. Especially since there are neaby buildings as you can see from the photo os the space left by the felled tree.