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Saving the Cypresses After the Blanco Flood

Experts from the Texas A&M Forest Service are warning that quick removal of the cypress trees felled by the Blanco River flood will cause further harm, as the roots may still have life in them.

A destroyed bridge over the Blanco River near Fischer Store Road near Wimberley, Texas, is shown on May 27, 2015.

Experts from the Texas A&M Forest Service are warning that quick removal of the cypress trees felled by the Blanco River flood of May 24-25 will cause further harm, as the roots may still have life in them and can foster new growth. A bulletin prepared after the flood advises against removal of damaged trees except in cases where they may present a safety hazard and warns that heavy construction equipment may harm the living roots of the trees. (Hill Country Alliance)

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