Drought-stricken Trees Falling Due to Soaked Soil

In this story on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Davey arborist explains that although heavy rains have many of benefits for trees, they can also cause problems including fungal growths and rots that weaken trees, which cause them to fall over.

Published July 28, 2013.

Fallen ATL tree

You can expect more danger from falling trees and limbs like the one that killed a Columbus woman last Wednesday, local tree experts say.

Years of drought weakened trees. Now non-stop rain has softened soil, leaving trees susceptible to toppling and disease. Falling trees and limbs in the state and region have created significant problems this year, ranging from closing hiking trails to damaging numerous buildings and killing or injuring Georgians.

For the full story, visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website.

 

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