How Safe Are Your Trees?

Worried your trees might fall after a bad storm? Here are the warning signs to look for (13 Photos)

Jennifer Steil on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:25AM

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How Safe Are Your Trees?

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Reading Your Tree's Body Language Could Prevent It From Toppling

Wind, rain, and standing water all put trees at risk of toppling -- and harming you or your property on their way down. Luckily, trees have a body language all their own that communicates their health, says John Wickes, certified tree risk assessor and registered consulting arborist of Wickes Arborists in Spring Valley, New York. We asked Wickes and other arborists how to know when your trees may be in danger of falling. Read on for the red flags to look for.

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