Arborists keep busy as limbs, trees topple

Corvallis is known for its beautiful, towering oaks and firs, but that beauty has a dangerous edge when winter storms hit.

Local arborists have had their hands full the past week as snow and ice have cracked limbs, broken off tops and made some trees tumble over completely.

Wednesday afternoon, as the freezing rain subsided and a thaw made tree limbs even more over-laden, tree experts were traveling across Benton and Linn counties, responding to emergency calls.

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