Unfortunately, trees are prone to damage or death from all different types of severe weather. This depends on the season and the geological location of the tree in addition to it’s species. The most common types of issues trees face include:
Droughts: The most likely cause of droughts across the world concerning trees can possibly be attributed to the effects of Global Warming. The ever increasing temperatures work to evaporate run off and other nutrients that keep trees healthy. Water is the life blood of trees. Their roots will grow in rapid, aggressive ways to obtain these nutrients. If they don’t, they’ll dry up and die.
Flooding: Heavy summer rains have brought increased flooding. Trees may thrive on water, but enough of it can wipe out entire root systems and along with them; their trees.
Heat Waves: You’ve surely heard of the wildfires in areas like California? It’s a desperate, terrible situation. Trees take hundreds of years to grow and mature. Within hours, decades of growth are completely wiped out due to heat waves. Temperatures climb so high, with the lack of moisture in the air or ground, trees (or wood) become ideal catalysts for fire.