In lieu of the monsoon, we thought we’d provide some helpful tips about how to take care of your trees to make them stronger and, therefore, less vulnerable to damage during this time of the year.
The word monsoon comes from Arabic and means “wind shift.” It’s this change in wind direction and speed that can really damage trees, new and old. Monsoons in Arizona are typically between June 15th and Sep 30th. Along with violent wind, monsoons bring heavy rain which can over-saturate the soil around a tree and make the tree vulnerable to strong winds, as the roots have a weaker hold. Even old trees with healthy root systems can be yanked up by monsoon winds. Although trees cannot be completely sheltered from such damage, there are things you can do to mitigate it and strengthen a tree’s chance of surviving the season.
If you have some helpful tips or a monsoon success story (or failure and lesson learned), please share with us here or on our forum.
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