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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C.--Sunny skies, longer days and warmer temperatures are what we think of during spring, but for Dick Linville the season is about strong storms.

"To back out the driveway and see the tree laying on the house was very disturbing to me.  Especially we were in the house and didn't realize it was as bad as what it was," Linville said.

Severe thunderstorms pushed trees onto Linville's Kernersville home and tool shop last year. This spring, he is cutting down the trees that are likely to fall during servere weather.

Tree expert Adam Pegram says Linville is making the right decision.

"You can't wait for it to happen. It's maintenance, just like a car before it breaks down," Pegram said.

Severe weather season traditionally begins in March and can last through September.