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Record Breaking Rainfall Leaves Trees Susceptible to Uprooting

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This past year, record breaking rainfall was recorded for most of North Carolina. There’s no doubt about it, the Carolina soil is saturated! According to Spectrum News Central, Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville, Asheville, and Wilmington all set precipitation records for the year.  Rain is typically welcomed in this Southern state, but when does too much wet weather become a stressor to tree health?

In the last few months, our Arborist Representatives have seen a surplus of uprooted trees across Charlotte, Concord, Raleigh-Durham and the Greensboro area. Homeowners and property owners are seeing firsthand the cause and effect of weather playing into the overall health of local trees. Across North Carolina we’ve seen uprooted white oaks, pines, and maples just to name a few.

Is Too Much Rain A Bad Thing for Tree Roots?

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Charlotte, NC, has seen a fair share of rainfall these last few months. Has all this rain done more harm than good? The answer may be, yes. Too much rain may be hurting your plants. The main reason rain can be harmful is due to the fact that excessive rain deprives roots of the oxygen needed for survival, and a lack of oxygen in the soil doesn’t allow water the opportunity to be absorbed.