Homeowners surveying their properties in advance of what may be a catastrophic storm next week are too late to take down trees that might not fare well in the potential surge of strong winds, experts say. However, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, there may not be as much tree trimming necessary in the Garden State… "I hate to say that it helped anything, but Sandy did help to clear out perhaps the most dangerous trees," David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University, said in a phone interview Wednesday about the impending Hurricane Joaquin… Tree experts said that because of the time that has passed since the superstorm, trees that did not come down have likely recovered from any damage they may have sustained during Sandy… But, Robinson said, surveying the property to take note of where the trees are located, could be helpful before an emergency situation. "Remind yourself where the trees are relative to the rooms in your house" when deciding where to bunker down during a severe storm, he said.
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