Decay, disease make trees vulnerable to storms

Trees that show signs of decay and disease could easily topple during storms, according to this article. Mushrooms growing on the base of the trunk could be a sign of decay, while leaves that shrivel may indicate the presence of fungal diseases, some experts say. Before disease strikes, keep trees healthy with sound irrigation and pruning practices to make them resilient against storm damage, says Tony Munholland from Munholland Tree Service in Monroe, La.

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