Harsh winds can cause major property damage, particularly when large trees fall over or tree branches fall down. A tree falling over can cause major property damage, serious injuries, and even fatalities making it a very dangerous risk.

Nevada can be known to have some harsh winds that have caused many trees to fall over creating damages to homes, vehicles, landscaping and even injuring people. Avoiding these costly problems can be done by informing yourself of the signs and indications that could point to a tree falling down.

What Causes Trees To Fall Down In High Winds?

Typically, healthy trees are strong enough to withstand harsh winds. You may see some broken branches and the tree may los some leaves, but in general the tree should stay upright. However, all trees have the potential of falling down from the sheer force of heavy winds and certain conditions can increase the risk of that happening.

Among the most common reasons a tree is uprooted are:

  • Soggy or saturated base soil
  • Shallow soil
  • Compromised, damaged or unhealthy root system
  • Becoming top heavy during heavy rains
  • Poorly planted
  • Restricted root system
  • Improper pruning
  • Age of the tree
  • Species of the tree
  • Wood decay
  • Presence of disease or fungus
  • Pre-existing damage


These situations can all contribute to the fall of a tree, which is why it is important to take the time to check the condition of your trees. You never know when a harsh windstorm will hit and it is far better to be prepared by maintaining the health of your trees than to run the risk of experiencing major damages.

How To Avoid Having A Tree Fall Down During High Winds?


The best way to prevent a tree from falling is to be proactive in maintaining the health and condition of your trees. Investing in professional tree service to care for and trim your trees will keep your trees in good standing. Regular tree service from professional arborists will also help to identify potential problems before they can become worse.

To know if a tree in your yard is at a higher risk for falling, take a few minutes to look at the appearance of the tree. Is it leaning? Does it have cracks holes in the bark of the trunk? Is the canopy as full as it should be? Do you see mushrooms growing at the base of the tree or from the trunk? Does the soil seem excessively soft or wet? If you notice any of these signs, call a professional tree service company to inspect your tree and provide you with solutions.

Taking proper care of your trees and acting quickly when a tree is damaged or diseased is the best way to avoid having a tree fall over. Invest time in properly pruning and trimming the tree, be careful not to overwater, and address small problems before they become bigger ones.

Nevada Tree Service provides superior tree service for Las Vegas and surrounding areas. If you are worried that a tree on your property may fall over in the next windstorm, don’t hesitate and call us today at (702) 433-4700 to inspect the tree and make a professional recommendation.


Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Root bound trees are often found when purchased from a commercial store. These trees are planted in a pot with restricted space for the roots to grow and are often left in these pots for extended periods of time. With nowhere for them to extend to, the roots begin to grow in circles around the bottom of the pot and sometimes even grow into themselves and become tangled. Without proper room to grow, the root system cannot thrive making it difficult for the tree itself to grow and strengthen.

Why Should You Avoid Buying Root Bound Trees?

Due to a confined space or even poor soil quality, trees with circling roots or root girdling (when the roots grow into themselves) cannot grow to their full potential. This inevitably leads to a weakened tree that can lead to a tree that becomes uprooted easily, become diseased or weakened early on, or even die prematurely.

Among the potential problems caused by purchasing a root bound tree are:

– Restricted root growth: The roots will become accustomed to growing in the circular motion and even after planting will continue to grow in that pattern. This inevitably leads to root girdling and the roots eventually get tangled restricting their potential for growth.


– Becoming susceptible to harsh conditions creating the potential of being uprooted or falling over: With an immature, weakened root system, the tree itself will not become strengthen as the root system does not become established in the ground. A weak tree that is not properly anchored will can easily be knocked down when a strong storm or high winds come through.


– Roots that grown in a concentrated area of the soil causing an inability to draw water and nutrients from the soil: Roots that cannot extend outward to other parts of the soil, will quickly absorb the full amount of available nutrients in their concentrated area and will be unable to draw from moisture and nutrients from the areas surrounding it.


– Weak or diseased trees: As the tree runs out of healthy soil, it will become sickly and weak, shortening its potential life span.


– Tree trunk that grows over the root, choking the tree and weakening it: Roots will grow in a small circle around the trunk of the tree, which will only grow as the tree ages. Simultaneously the trunk of the tree will grow and eventually engulf the root, choking the tree’s ability to continue growing.


Nevada Tree Service has years of experience in Las Vegas root management and are able to identify trees with circling roots or girdled roots and help you to avoid the long term problems they can cause. Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for more information.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700