Ferndale home damaged when high winds knock down tree

Root rot also to blame

Crews remove a tree from a Ferndale house on Nov. 27, 2019. (WDIV)

FERNDALE, Mich. – Heavy winds brought a tree down on a Ferndale home Wednesday.

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Crews worked quickly to remove the tree from the house near West Maplehurst and Woodward avenues, but the home was still damaged.

Root rot was also to blame for the tree falling. Root rot happens when concrete is poured over a tree’s root foundation.

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