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Why Do Trees Fall Down During Storms?
Have you ever wondered why trees fall during storms? Thrashing winds, sheets of ice, and mountains of snow are part of life in Buffalo, and the heartbreaking fact is that even the most well-loved tree might not make it through one of our massive storms. Keep reading to find out why trees are so vulnerable to Mother Nature.
Three major reasons that trees don’t make it through a storm
Tree scientists have done extensive research into what causes a tree to topple during foul weather. Experts agree that three things lead to the majority of tree failures.
A healthy tree has established a deep underground root system that serves to hold the tree upright in windy weather. Unfortunately, things like (1) poor soil, (2) root rot from too much water, and (3) soil erosion that leads to exposed roots can damage the root system to the point that it can’t fully support the tree during a storm.
Top heavy tree
Have you ever had to catch a bookcase that was beginning to tip over from the weight of too many heavy books on the top shelves? If so, you can appreciate what happens when a tree is carrying too much weight high above the ground. A massive top tree is especially prone to collapse when strong winds either cause the tree to uproot or severe bending snaps the trunk.
Fragile branch connections
Healthy tree branches hold tightly to the body of the tree, and they’re able to withstand even the harshest storm conditions. Branches break off when their connection to the rest of the tree is fragile resulting in severe damage to the (1) tree, (2) other property and (3) people and pets.
Healthy trees stand tall
Although wild weather can bring any tree down a healthy tree stands a much better chance of surviving nature’s wrath than the ones that struggle with (1) poor soil conditions, (2) disease, and (3) large and weakened branches. The surest way to keep your trees hardy is to schedule a regular tree pruning program with a qualified tree care service.
As you prepare for another Buffalo winter, make sure that you check to make sure that your trees are ready to fight the elements. If you end up needing tree stump removal services, you can rely on Buffalo Stump Removal to lend a professional and affordable hand.
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