Flooding leads to abundance of fallen trees in Houston area

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:54 PM

HOUSTON -- Tree trimming and removal businesses have been booming for days thanks to the rain.

"We've been swamped with calls," said Adam Cavazos, owner of Adam's Tree Service. "Trees falling all over and uprooted."

We caught up with his crew at Thomas Barnes' house near Terry Hershey park in West Harris County.

"It came down in the night," said Barnes. "We had a lot of rain, lot of wind."

All over Southeast Texas, falling trees have wreaked havoc.

Cavazos says your best defense is to get to know what's in your yard.

Trees such as the Hackberry, Post Oak or Pin Oak are all large with weak roots. They are the ones most likely to fall after heavy rains.

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