Keeping your trees standing tall -

Keeping your trees standing tall

"I heard a snap and the house shuttered really hard," said Brian Trammell in reference to the 65-foot tree that fell on his home.

"I've seen 60 mile per hour winds at this house but it seem stronger to me, 75 to 80 potentially," said Trammell.

Guy Fortner says the winds that knocked down the tree were at least 60 miles per hour. Fortner says a homeowner can look for three things to prevent a tree from damaging property.

1) For a tree that has two large stems connected to one trunk , it must have a  cable for support. The cable needs to be properly positioned 2/3 from the crotch of the tree.

2) If the ground is bulging up near the trunk of the tree, then the tree could be in danger of falling

3) Look for mushrooms or other shell like fungus are growing on the tree

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