Don't blame the storm. Sunburn damage from too much pruning weakenend this apple.
Sapsucker bird damage to a Birch. Somewhat unsightly. Looks worse than it is.
Storm clouds seem fitting. Topped maple. Hat-racking. Note decay from sun damaged bark.
Circling roots should be taken care of during planting, not left to girdle the trunk.
Maples and other species can last decades in spite of having big burls or galls.
Tricky curved cut. See included bark? Stem under pen should have been cut 16 years ago.