SRP Shade Tree blown down in storm

  • Sun, August 30, 2015 12:14 PM
    Message # 3502385

    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.

  • Sun, August 30, 2015 7:19 PM
    Reply # 3502630 on 3502385

    Hi Robin,

    Doesn't look good. The trunk broke off from the roots (or mostly). I'm sorry but I think the tree is unsalvagable. 


  • Mon, August 31, 2015 6:43 AM
    Reply # 3503308 on 3502385
    Is there nothing to be done?  Root stimulants?  Anti-shock vitamins?  :(

    What if I stake it and thin the canopy?

  • Mon, August 31, 2015 6:55 AM
    Reply # 3503316 on 3502385

    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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