Are Metro Atlanta's Trees About to Fall?

A lot of them have sure been falling lately. Storms aren't the only reason why.


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?

See Also:

Tree Crashes Into Virginia Highland Home

Tree Topples Down Center of Sandy Springs Home

Fallen Tree Across Cascade Road; Downed Power Lines


Roger That April 20, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Education didn't have to stop at grad school, Rob. Or, did you just give up after high school? Education shouldn't be limited to a single field, just in case you didn't know, Rob, because machines and migrants have ways of eliminating the viability of certain professions.
Roger That April 20, 2013 at 05:01 PM
WARNING! Graphic content of tree abuse that no "certified" tree swinger would approve!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRM8qxW9cjE
Eddie E. April 20, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Is the intent of this 'article' to tamp down opposition to the 'bare earth' policies in place in the Brookhaven Overlay?
Ralph April 20, 2013 at 06:47 PM
The pwer cmpanies and state highway departments sure practice severe pruning. Dn'r see any of the trees they butcher dying.
Roger That May 04, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Most people won't accept a professional opinion unless they pay for it.


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