Uprooting a Neighborhood
Trees are falling in one neighborhood, and people are indeed close enough to hear them.
On Wednesday, a family was forced out of their home when a rotted oak tree fell onto it.
Sangria McCoy- Alvarez says it sounded like tractor trailer plowing through her kitchen in south east Gainesville.
Mccoy-Alvarez and her two small children were in the living room when this oak tree fell on their house just before lunchtime.
"The tree was right by the living room, so it supposed to came in the living room, but it skipped over the living room and went in the kitchen, so that's a blessin', the Lord was watchin us," she said.
The woman who lives next door to McCoy says over the past 15 years, she'd had three trees fall onto her house.
Another woman living across the street, Patricia Wells, says the tree in her backyard is rotting, and after seeing what's going on around her- she's having an expert come check the trees out.
The cost of removing trees can range anywhere from five hundred to five thousand dollars.
TV20 spoke to an arborist who says if the tree's canopy isn't filled out with leaves- that may be one indicator that something is wrong with the tree.
If you have trees on your property, he recommends you have an expert look at them every three years at a minimum.
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