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Sep 14, CLAY THOMPSON: Palm trees tend to bend, not fall, in the wind"Palm trees have a pretty big root structure, believe it or not, even some of the Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Oct 09, Rambling Roots. First of all, most palm trees have a large number of short roots spread across the upper levels of the soil, which work to secure a large amount of soil around the root ball.
As Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Sep 12," [Its] lack of conventional structure is what gives the palm its flexibility and makes it supremely adapted to the gentle island breezes that periodically coalesce into ruthless hurricanes," Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Jul 16, A palm grows straight up, gaining its height on overlapping leaf bases.
Hence, it doesn’t have branches to catch the wind. A big, branchy Norfolk Island pine, on the other hand, would just as soon blow over as look at you. There are many factors contributing to a palm's ability to withstand wind, including the tree's age, whether it is native or exotic, the condition of the soil, the duration of the storm and whether the tree grows on its own or among other trees.
Apr 05, 1. Palms tend to have a very large number of relatively short roots which spread out around them in the upper layers of the soil - something like the head of a toilet brush. This holds a huge amount of soil around the root ball, making a very heavy and therefore stable anchor, as long as the soil is reasonably dry. Palm trees can fall, and this occasionally happens, but normally it’s when a tree has been exposed to a disease like Thielaviopsis, a fungus disease that causes trunk rot.
Extensive insect damage to supporting structures can also cause palm trees to become weak and fall in strong winds, but under normal circumstances, Palm trees can withstand winds that range between 75 to miles per hour. Palm trees evolved in hurricane prone areas and are the most wind resistant trees anywhere. Palm trees don’t break as as often as they tip over, the root system is a crucial factor as to whether it remains upright in severe wind.
Sep 22, Below are some of the BEST trees resistance to wind damage, according to the Florida Forest Service. These trees are less likely to lose limbs or blow over during hurricanes.