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      Trees causing summertime woes

      With the storms in Southwest Georgia over the past couple of months, trees in the roadways and on top of homes are becoming a problem for residents.

      Yesterday in Cordele, three passengers were driving on 15th Avenue when a rotten tree fell over and struck their car, sending one of them to the hospital.

      Officials say the tree was rotten and it wasn't a shock that it fell, but people need to be weary of all trees.

      FOX 31 spoke to Dianne Barlow with Albany Realty who said pecan trees are most likely to cause damage to the home if they're too close because of the heavy branches. Barlow says in general, trees are an asset to a home if you're looking to sell it but not if there are branches and trees right on the house. She reccomends just having them in the yard, not on your house.

      Barlow says if branches are too close or on top of the roof, your roof will actually start to rot so it's best to get them removed as soon as you notice the problem.

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