Weather may increase risk of fallen trees

According to Smith county fire officials, lasting negative effects may be the result if homeowners are not prepared for changing weather conditions. Anthony Lester, an east Texas resident and owner of a tree service that has been in operation for twelve years, told reporters that the inconsistent weather poses a threat to trees. After enough rainfall, the ground around large trees softens; trees with shallow root systems, such as oaks, are then highly likely to topple over onto nearby houses or power lines.

To prevent the extensive damage a fallen tree can cause, officials recommend keeping large trees around your home well trimmed and monitoring waterfall around them.

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