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Georgia Forestry Commission assesses tree damage after storms

Officials surveyed trees in Albany to determine which ones need to be destroyed because of damage from January's storms. (Source: WALB) Officials surveyed trees in Albany to determine which ones need to be destroyed because of damage from January's storms. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Assessors from the Georgia Forestry Commission were in Albany on Monday to determine which trees need to be destroyed after the January storms. 

Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator Susan Granbery said that they mapped out the areas that they'll be addressing.

Members of the team will be in Albany for at least the next two days assessing every single tree on the map. 

Their goal is to help residents in Albany figure out what they are going to do with storm debris. 

"We're here to help people, and to help the city arborist, and to help the city officials with assessing the risk involved with these trees and to help make it safe for everyone," explained Granbery.

"This is a second set of eyes to look at the trees to decide what is salvageable and what is not," said Senior Forester Joe Burgess.

Officials said that they are working to raise funds to help rebuild trees in Albany, anyone who would like to make a donation can visit the Georgia Urban Forest Council website.

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