An ounce of prevention is worth of pound of cure on Cincinnati roadways

The Ohio River Valley has an interesting soil combination: a bit of silt and a bit of clay.

While unique to the area, this mixture isn’t meant to hold the kind of record rainfall the Cincinnati, Ohio area has seen this month. So the residents are seeing their roadways turned to mush as mudslides block safe passage.

These types of conditions in the middle of plenty of valleys can also create an unstable environment for roadside trees.

In a recent Cincinnati Enquirer article, reporters Sharon Coolidge and Howard Wilkinson covered the story and photographer Joseph Fuqua II took a photo of Davey Tree Expert Co. crews in action to accompany the article. In the photo, Davey crews are pruning a tree to prevent it from blocking a roadway because recent mudslides are making it unstable.

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