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Trees and Vegetation

Burleigh County Urges Extreme Caution Around Trees


August 4, 2011

Burleigh County Officials have received numerous calls regarding trees down on homes, driveways, yards, etc. Burleigh County is urging extreme caution in saturated/flooded areas and especially during weather events. Citizens may not want to utilize the top floor of their homes due to the potential for surrounding trees to fall on their home.

"A lot of trees have been inundated for a long period and could fall at any time. Quite a few trees are already leaning," says Jim Peluso, Burleigh County Commissioner.

Officials also advise people to stay out of the flood-impacted areas if you are not assisting with cleanup and do not live in the area.

Trees with standing water
Information regarding the effects of flooding on trees:

Effect of 2011 Flood on Trees
PowerPoint Presentation by Jackson Bird, Bismarck Forester, 701-355-1733