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Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees

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Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees

( KTRS ) The wettest June on record in St. Louis has caused rivers to rise and saturate farmland. It’s also a factor in an unexpected problem – toppling trees. For trees already suffering from other problems, the extremely wet ground is allowing some, including old trees, to tumble. St. Louis received a June record […]

Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees

( KTRS ) The wettest June on record in St. Louis has caused rivers to rise and saturate farmland. It’s also a factor in an unexpected problem – toppling trees.

For trees already suffering from other problems, the extremely wet ground is allowing some, including old trees, to tumble. St. Louis received a June record of 13.14 inches of rain, the second-wettest month since record-keeping began more than 140 years ago.

Karl Dreyer of the company Davey Tree says tree roots grow out like a pancake and not down deep into the ground, so wind can knock over a tree in saturated soil.

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