I'm in Mesa, AZ, and there was a TERRIBLE storm in my neighborhood last night. It knocked down my beloved desert museum palo verde. I planted the tree two years ago, and it was doing very well. An arborist said it couldn't be saved, but he also said he's only been working with desert plants for about a year, so I am hoping for a second opinion. I adore this tree and would like to save it. These link to the photos on my facebook page. I would attach pictures, but there doesn't seem to be an option for that on my toolbar.
Doesn't look good. The trunk broke off from the roots (or mostly). I'm sorry but I think the tree is unsalvagable.
What if I stake it and thin the canopy?
You'd be better off buying and planting a new tree. What might grow back with hard cuts and staking will never be stable and will fail again.
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