Tree cutting can prevent major storm damage - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Tree cutting can prevent major storm damage

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • UPS to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    UPS to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:19:12 GMT
    UPS said it expects to hire approximately 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle increased demand for package deliveries over the holiday season.More >>
    UPS said it expects to hire approximately 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle increased demand for package deliveries over the holiday season.More >>
  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>

September 15, 2004

Lee County-- Oakland Plantation in called in a tree remover today, after losing nearly 20 trees during Tropical Storm Frances, less than two weeks ago.

The limbs and stump are still piled at Oakland Plantation. These trees were the first to go because they're were so close to the house. The Plantation lost about 18 pecan trees during Frances, and that cost them a lot of money to clean up.

Many of these pine trees were left leaning and they’re were afraid they would fall in this storm, so they went ahead and had five trees cut down. "We wanted to do it now, so we won T have to do it Friday in a storm. So they went ahead and had five trees cut down,” said Danny Gilliard.

The experts work very carefully to cut down the trees without hitting the power lines or the homes. Gilliard says he has more business than he can handle right now.

Many people are going ahead and cutting down pine trees especially fearing the wet ground and winds will prove to be a destructive combination to their property.

Tree removal can be expensive-- about $400 to $600 a tree. But damage to your home and property can be even more.

posted at 5:45PM by dave.miller@walb.com