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Monsoon Storm Damage Preventative Care

If only one statement can be made about care for your trees, it would be

"don't put it off, get a professional to look at your trees."

When a tree's canopy becomes overly dense and thick it will not allow wind to pass through without creating excessive resistance. Most of the time, the high winds we experience during these 'monsoon blasts' come from the side and can easily reach 70 mph.

During the development of a large thunderstorm when the storm is in it's mature phase, cold dense air rushes downward from the center of the storm at speeds of up to 100 mph. When these winds reach the ground they spread out sideways. Trees are designed by nature to resist side loading fairly well. The side of the tree towards the wind bend inward and protect the far side of the tree. With side loaded storm winds the lee or downwind side of the tree is usually where the majority of the broken limbs and damage occurs.
Tree Damage
If your trees are unfortunate enough to be directly beneath a large thunderstorm when it lets go, the column of downward rushing air that decends from the base will likley be very bad. This 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide column of air can be very ditructive, even for a pefectly healthy, well cared for tree. As the 70, 80 or even 100 mph wind reaches the ground, it strikes the top of the trees first and causes the branches to splay open and outward from the center of the tree. This will usually cause all limbs that are growing in an upward 'V' shaped orientation to be split open.
Pine Tree Damage
This explains why sometimes trees are uprooted broken up and splayed open on one side of a street and relatively undamaged on the other side of the street. One side of the street received the direct downblast and the other received the sideways blast.

With over 30 years of experience in the business, you can count on a professional job, done right the first time. We know which limbs are most likely to split and break away from your tree in high winds and which are most secure. We know which limbs to remove and which to leave for the sake of your tree.

Trees can add as much as 20% to the value of your landscaping. A large tree can cost thousands of dollars to replace if destroyed by high winds associated with our seasonal monsoon weather. Not to mention the cost of your insurance deductable.

Be assured you will receive prompt professional tree care from recognized experts.


As a locally owned and operated business we are small enough to care but large enough to tackle any job.

Jomar Tree Service • P.O. Box 4803 • Cave Creek, AZ • 85327 – serving the Phoenix metro area – 602-285-0285