In this CBS8 article, Daniel Kump from Davey's San Diego office shares how heavy rain can be a danger to your trees and soil.

Posted: February 13, 2024

The storm rolling through Southern California and San Diego County is still posing a threat.Branch with young leaves in the rain

Our week of wet weather packed a punch Thursday as well, with more rain and whipping winds. It's led to a sharp rise, in downed trees, so CBS 8 is Working For You on what to look out for in your own yard.

An arborist from The Davey Tree Expert Company says the ground is saturated and therefore weaker.

"I've got a big Eucalyptus on a house that's coming out tomorrow," Daniel Kump said. "I've got a Palm Tree that's leaning half way, that's about to fall."

He says business has nearly tripled over the past few days.

"Sometimes you see shifting and lifting in the root system," he added.

Kump says Eucalyptus are often the first to go. Others like Corral trees also give way in this weather.

"Giant Pepper trees can have hollow trunks," he added.

To read more of Daniel's advice, click here.

For more information, contact the San Diego Davey office.

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