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How Freezing Winter Weather Can Affect Atlanta’s Trees

In this interview with Atlanta's local NPR station, WABE, Chris Heim, district manager of Davey's Atlanta office, advises homeowners to keep their trees healthy year round using preventive measures for the best chance of their trees standing up to winter storms. 

Posted: Jan. 6, 2017

By Molly Samuel

As Atlantans prepare for the snow, buying groceries and heading home from work and school early, there's one thing there's not much anyone can do anything about -- at least not at this point: trees.

Lots of ice building up can break branches or take a tree down. But when trees fall during big storms, that usually means they were already having issues, says arborist Chris Heim, district manager at Davey Tree Company in Atlanta. The best thing to do to prevent that, he says, is to keep trees healthy in the first place – getting them checked and keeping them pruned. 

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