Why do trees fall and/or uproot during monsoons? Are there signs you should look for? What can you do differently?
The Palo Verde tree, one of the most commonly planted trees in residential areas is native to Arizona. So why are they uprooting during monsoons? Jessie Byrd with the Native Plant Nursery in Pima County says it’s mostly due to overwatering. Since Palo Verde trees are native to Arizona they are not meant to be watered as frequently as most people do. This makes the trees grow a lot faster, making the wood really weak.
Some other warning signs to look for that can help you catch damage before it happens.
Hole in the trunk
Cracks and/or missing bark
Falling or dead branches
Trunk is leaning
The leaves fall inside out
Branches grow in a tight V shape