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Uprooted trees

roots broken at base

Roots damaged or cut near the base of the trunk is cause for serious concern. The roots on the right hand side of this tree were broken in a hurricane. The tree leaned dramatically away from the side of the tree with the cut roots. The tree can be supported while new roots grow to help secure the tree in the ground. Some decay may begin at the base of the trunk in response to this type of damage, and large cut or damaged roots may generate few or no new roots. This can make the tree more susceptible to falling over in future storms compared to trees that were not blown over. Very large mature trees are not likely to generate enough roots to hold them erect.
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tree leaning