Trees
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Trees can incur serious damage during a weather-related storm, resulting in storm debris.

  • During a storm with winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour, small branches break off and leaves are stripped away.
  • As winds increase, heavier branches break off, often leaving the tree trunk standing but not dead.
  • Winds over 100 to 125 miles per hour can strip a tree of its bark, if the tree is well-rooted. A branchless tree with its bark off will die.

Updated May 2012