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Neighbors, mayor, DPW move 40-foot tree in Mangilao

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - It's a happily ever after for Leilani Lacap and family who for weeks lived in fear of their neighbor's 40-foot banyan tree falling on the roof of their tin home.

Lacap tells KUAM the neighbors, the Mangilao Mayors Office, the Department of Public Works, and JMC Equipment teamed up to save the day by slowly cutting down branches before removing the tree's trunk last week.

"After that it was a such a huge relief for me and my family because I wouldn't have to worry about my kids playing outside or me cooking or doing the laundry," he said.

As we previously reported, it was last month's tropical storm conditions from nearby Typhoon Francisco that dampened the soil causing the tree to uproot and lean on the Lacap's family home.

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