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SELECTIVE TAKEDOWN: Certain trees more prone to topple amid storms

July 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Tuesday’s storm rolled in like a bully. It picked certain neighborhoods, parks and trees to smash and left others with a mere slap.

The damage visible in the southern part of Whitley County was much different than the few limbs and trees that were downed farther north.
Local experts say trees that were unlucky — often plucked up roots and all — was due to a function of the storm’s selective nature and sometimes the trees’ health.

Jane Yohe, of rural Whitley County, saw a large tree in her yard uprooted and so did Brad Arnold who owns a home off Meridian Road.

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