A toppled ficus tree in Coral Gables after Hurricane Irma. Ficus trees are vulnerable with their shallow roots and heavy crowns.
A toppled ficus tree in Coral Gables after Hurricane Irma. Ficus trees are vulnerable with their shallow roots and heavy crowns. Linda Robertson lrobertson@miamiherald.com
A toppled ficus tree in Coral Gables after Hurricane Irma. Ficus trees are vulnerable with their shallow roots and heavy crowns. Linda Robertson lrobertson@miamiherald.com

We lost our trees. We lost our power. Now, who can we blame for not trimming the trees?

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