A large tree fell across a family's front yard in Kennesaw early Monday morning, crushing a car.
"We were in bed sound asleep, and all of the sudden heard a loud crash," said homeowner Teresea Gaffney.
They looked outside and realized a tree had fallen across the driveway of their Twelve Oaks Court home and onto the hood of the car. No one was hurt.
"It's like, 'oh my God what did I do to deserve this,' but hey, it's replaceable. I'll start looking and probably go with another Kia," Teresea's sister Patty Pate said.
Dick Bare is an arborist with Arbor-Nomics. He said Gaffney's tree fell because the root system had rotted out. So how can you prevent something like this from happening in your yard? Bare said you may want to remove large trees that have two trunks because they can split in two. Also consider taking down a tree that has obvious signs of decay where you can see inside the tree.
"When you see trees that are leaning badly, that's a giveaway that there's going to be a problem," Bare said.
Gaffney said she now plans to have a couple of trees that are leaning in the back yard removed.
"This makes about the sixth oak tree in my yard that I have had that fell down," Gaffney said.
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