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Windthrow Susceptibility of Black Walnut

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From: Mary Ann Julian
Somers, CT
Our Black Walnut was a surprise. It's growing in the middle of our backyard. It seems 50-60' tall. and stands about 60' west of our home in a small stand of trees and scrub. Any chance of a strong wind toppling it in our direction? Is the root system wide enough & deep enough? Thank you.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Mary Ann:

Depending on tree soundness and soil conditions, there is always the possibility that a standing tree could be compromised by strong winds. If you are genuinely concerned that your black walnut is somewhat compromised, then I would strongly urge you to consult a certified arborist for an on-site assessment.

Best of luck!

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