I was told by someone (who will remain nameless) that I have told you all what not to do plenty and I need to tell you what to do or plant in this case.
Alright, before I do that I just want to say to everyone out there "Stop topping trees!!!!" You are ruining them and making them even more dangerous and likely to fail in the future at an unsuspecting time!
Now that I have gotten that out of my system, I can go on with the show.
There are a lot of great trees out there but they all suffered at least some damage from the ice storm.