Extreme weather can take down even massive trees, but sometimes, the damage isn’t as severe. Instead of toppling over completely, trees can be left leaning to one side, while its roots remain in the ground. Leaning can also be the result of planting a tree in soil that’s unstable or too moist.
The morning after a severe weather event — whether a localised thunderstorm or major cyclone — people cautiously walk out of their homes to survey the damage. If you live somewhere with trees, chances are you’ll find at least a few that are no longer standing, either on your property or near it.