Are your trees at risk for wind damage?


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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -Wind advisories are in place for most of the Inland Northwest.

In higher elevations, gusts are estimated to reach up 50 miles per hour.

Katie Kosanke, the Urban Forester for the City of Coeur d’Alene, says if the leaves on your trees may have fallen too early or turned fall colors too soon that may be a cause for concern.

"Trees that are likely going to sustain storm damage have poor structure, such as multiple tops or trees that have been improperly pruned in the past and that may have multiple tops so they have weak connections that may be prone to more breakage,” Kosanke said.

Kosanke added if you do have a dying tree, the best thing for you to do is have either an arborist or someone qualified come take a look to assess if that tree needs to come down.

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