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The City Of Gainesville Prepares The Tree Canopy For Future Storms After Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma struck Gainesville leaving fallen trees on power lines, homes, and across streets. The City of Gainesville is learning from the damage and is making movements to prevent similar damage in future storms.

“I think it is important to recognize our tree canopy actually helps buffer us from a lot of these winds,” said Lacy Holtzworth, Interim City Arborist. “Now we’re in the second phase where we are reevaluating our tree canopy and people are calling in with conerns about trees that are maybe, you know, leaning across their house or leaning near their house.”

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