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MSU researcher probing link between big trees, sinkholes

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Right now it's a theory, but one based on some intriguing observations.

Could large trees — and their deep root systems — be a factor in how some Missouri sinkholes form?

Doug Gouzie, a geology professor at Missouri State University, thinks that's possible. And if he's right, his findings might be significant to homeowners thinking about cutting down certain trees, or planting them where the grass is unusually green.