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Recent storms have taken toll on trees
Arborist: Trees need preventive maintenance
Gainesville Street Department employees and a bystander on Monday prepare to move pieces of a large oak tree lying across Forrest Avenue when Kenneth Shields completes his cuts with a chain saw.
If soggy weather has you outdoors checking the health of your trees, you may be acting too late. Gainesville certified arborist Odis Sisk said he tries to educate homeowners about trees and the surrounding ecosystem “so they have a better chance of noticing an issue before the issue is the tree has collapsed on their car.” “It’s the same thing as owning a house or a boat,” he said.