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Cold could increase South Georgia tree dangers

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia tree experts warn that these bitterly cold temperatures are increasing the chance of property damage from trees.

South Georgia's soil is still saturated and long-lasting freezing temperatures and increased winds can cause trees to break or even fall over.

With more rain predicted this weekend, they warn you to think about the trees above your homes and cars.

Lee Harper of Harper Tree Service said "Friday we've got six more days of rain. These big pine that are around those house, the pines get real brittle during the cold season because the saps not flowing real good. It only takes a little bit of weight to snap off some limbs."

Harper says you should have limbs above your homes trimmed, and you shouldn't park under large tree limbs.

 

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