A downed tree in DeKalb's Toco Hills community last Tuesday night.
It was just the latest example of a large tree crashing down and causing havoc for people in metro Atlanta. In recent weeks, trees have crushed homes and a driver was killed when a tree fell onto his truck on I-20.
Granted, we've been seeing a lot of high winds lately that have uprooted trees. But in 2011, . Many are nearing the end of their natural life span.
Tree loss in the metro area has been attributed to a variety of reasons, including drought years, powerful storms, an increase in invasive species and pests and natural causes.
Patch wants to know: Do you worry about the big, old trees on your property or on your neighbor's side of the property line? Have you taken any steps to protect your home and family? Or do you think the danger is overblown?
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