Discover Nature at JCU Plants Choosing Plants for Areas Prone to Cyclones

Choosing Plants for Areas Prone to Cyclones

No tree will always stand up to cyclonic strength winds as there are many factors which influence their ability. However, some are more wind resistant than others. How well a tree performs depends on many factors such as how wet the soil is at the time; intensity and duration of strong wind gusts and particularly the type of root system. Some trees just don't like strong winds! Don't be deterred from planting such trees and shrubs though, because you might have 20-30 years of pleasure from them; just make sure that when they do fall they won't cause any serious damage.

      Characteristics of trees for cyclones

      Stability factors

      Tree failure, causes of

      Guidelines for planting

      Take Home message, trees for cyclones

      RESPONSES OF SOME SPECIES COMMONLY GROWN IN NORTHERN QUEENSLAND

      Moderately resistant trees

      Non-wind resistant trees