Root of the problem: Wet soil causing some trees to tumble

Published 4:16 am Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bogalusa Director of Public Works James Hall warns the public that seemingly healthy trees are a cause for concern, due to the continued saturation of the soil in which they’re rooted.

“Even though it hasn’t rained in a few days, the ground is still wet,” Hall said. “It’s super wet, and it’s keeping the water table high.

“What look like healthy trees are uprooting. There have been six in the past two weeks.

“People need to be careful, and they need to look out for their kids.”

Hall said citizens should call 985-732-6213 if they want the city to check on a potential problematic tree.