More powerful equipment needed to clear massive tree off a Jackson road


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A massive tree in the Woodlea subdivision in Jackson was strong enough to crack the concrete in two different spots. The tree fell during Tuesday’s severe weather.

After multiple attempts to slice this tree in half, the City of Jackson had to put a pause to the cleanup process because the equipment that they had wasn’t powerful enough. 

Along with the City of Jackson, the People’s Place tree service was in the area clearing trees off the road. 

People who live in the area described the damage after the storm ripped through on Tuesday as a war zone. Reginald Spears has lived in Woodlea for more than 20 years and said the damage is the worst this area has seen. One of his neighbors had a tree slice through the middle of their home.

“We have all been truly blessed. We can replace structural values, but we can’t replace lives,” said Spears.

The wind uprooted several big trees. Spears said he recently cut all the large trees in his yard, and after this storm, he’s glad he did so because his home wasn’t damaged.

Rodderick Stutts, owner of People Place Tree Service, recommends that if you have concerns about a tree, get it checked and get it cut.

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