Recent storm events have dropped trees in a number of places across the Southeast, including Georgia.  Some trees are snapped by high winds, and others are uprooted when saturated soils weakens the grip that the tree roots  have, resulting in trees that are tipped over by those winds.  Paul Pugliese, the Georgia ANR agent in Bartow County, has a nice discussion about dealing with hazardous and downed trees and some things you can do to prevent damage in the future by  picking trees that are less prone to snapping and siting and pruning them carefully.  You can read the story at

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