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The pecan tree limb damaged Polly Green's sunroom. The pecan tree limb damaged Polly Green's sunroom.
Polly Green's home was toppled by a pecan tree Monday evening. Polly Green's home was toppled by a pecan tree Monday evening.
Harper's Tree Service came out to remove the tree. Harper's Tree Service came out to remove the tree.
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Heavy rainfall the past couple of weeks are causing many trees and limbs to topple onto homes in Albany. A 70 foot pecan tree limb damaged a home on Dorchester Drive Monday evening.

"Oh my God, I was sitting in the family room and when I heard the noise I thought it was a transformer had blown," said Homeowner Polly Green. "And when I turned around and looked up through the sky light that's what I saw, I thought Oh my God, do I leave now or do I leave later."

Polly Green's neighbor's tree toppled onto her roof and caused about 26 hundred dollars worth of damage to her gates and sunroom.

"I called my insurance company and they told me to get someone out to take the branch down then they would send an appraisal out," said Green. 

 Rain saturated trees are keeping Lee Harper's tree service workers busy.

 "In the last two weeks the rain has saturated the ground tremendously," said Harper's Tree Service Owner Lee Harper. "We are in a very high risk of trees falling everyday. Right now the wind doesn't even have to blow for the trees to fall."

The high risk scares Polly Green to live near trees.

"Well I'm still nervous about trees, I told them lets just get rid of the trees," said Green."I'm real nervous about trees around my house."

Lee Harper says the best way to prevent trees from falling during rainy weather is to reduce their weight.

"We want to make sure we have no leaning trees leaning towards your house or the yard or any limbs hanging over the house," said Harper. 

Polly Green is glad that no one was injured and warns others to be on the lookout for leaning or damaged trees and to have them serviced right away. Harper Tree Services were also busy this morning removing fallen trees in Brianwood and Putney.

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