Why Tree Limbs Fall In Your Yard

epicormic branching

Epicormic Branching (also called water sprouts)

strong vs. weak branch unions

Strong Vs. Weak Branch Unions








Trees can develop improperly formed limbs because of disease, insect, injury or poor pruning practices.  And, the growth patterns of certain tree species are just more inclined to do so.  The following article, sent from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) to its members, helps you understand why some large tree limbs fall and which are likely to be perfectly safe.

“Why Limbs Fall In Your Yard”

Travel around a neighborhood after a storm and you will see tree limbs, large and small, scattered about the ground.  Why do some limbs fall in high winds or after ice storms while others merely bend?  Should you worry about that large limb overhanging your driveway?…..(Click here to read the full article)


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Bill Grundmann

Bill Grundmann

Bill is the owner of Organic Plant Care, LLC. He takes an integrated approach to tree care, focusing not only on the trees themselves but also on the surrounding environment, managing tree health from the "ground up" - healthy soil equals healthy plants. Bill is a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert and NJ Approved Forester with over 35 years of experience in the tree care industry.