When water saturated the ground around a tree, no matter how storm-hardy a breed it is, it can compromise the root system. Like being in a bowl of water, tree experts say, the roots have nothing to hold onto, and the tree is easily blown over by wind.
When water saturated the ground around a tree, no matter how storm-hardy a breed it is, it can compromise the root system. Like being in a bowl of water, tree experts say, the roots have nothing to hold onto, and the tree is easily blown over by wind. Karen Nelson klnelson@sunherald.com
When water saturated the ground around a tree, no matter how storm-hardy a breed it is, it can compromise the root system. Like being in a bowl of water, tree experts say, the roots have nothing to hold onto, and the tree is easily blown over by wind. Karen Nelson klnelson@sunherald.com

Saturated ground makes trees vulnerable to being uprooted

June 21, 2017 11:31 AM

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