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Saturated grounds may help trees fall

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The recent cold temperatures and rainfall could make trees fall down much easier. Experts say you should take a look at trees in your own yard that may be leaning.

Parts of southwest Georgia have received almost 10 inches of rain in the last week. Lee Harper says it's a bad combination with any windy weather.

"The cold temperatures we've had aren't going to let the ground dry up so they're going to stay saturated for a few weeks. The least little bit of wind, like 20 miles an hour, will start bringing these trees down," said Lee Harper at Harper Tree Services.

Harper says pine trees will also become very brittle when cold temperatures freeze the sap.

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