• Jacksonville woman wants city to remove 20-foot tree that fell during Hurricane Irma

    By: Varisa Lall Dass , Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It’s been months since Hurricane Irma, but one local woman said she's been asking the city for months to remove a tree that fell during the storm. 

    Barbara Weathers said the double water oak tree is a hazard and blind spot when she tries to reverse out of her driveway. 

    Weathers tells us the city is responsible for moving the tree because her property ends at her fence.

    “This would be the city property because you got the light post here,” she said. 

    Action News Jax measured the nearly 20-foot-long tree. The circumference of the root system alone was larger than 10 feet.    

    Weathers said the city came to move the tree out of the road and pick up some debris, but it’s still there.

    Weathers said that isn’t enough.

    “I want the tree removed. Everything. Knock the dirt down if you can, if you can’t take it with you,” she said.

    We reached out to the city, which said it will check on the update of the claim number.

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