Noted weather prognosticator and folklorist L.H. “Dick” Frymire, 87, of Irvington, died Friday at his home.
Frymire traveled the country giving speeches on folklore of all types, but particularly was known as a “treeologist.” He developed winter forecasts based on his trees.
A Japanese maple tree which he used in forecasting died in 2010 and was cut down. That year, he used his records to develop the forecast.