Olive Tree Damaged by Wind

It’s a sad occasion when a tree is damaged or injured, but that’s what happened in recent days in my back yard. Strong winds snapped and broke the main trunk of one of my young olive trees. The trunk had a previous crack from slightly weaker winds, which I patched up with several rounds of duct tape at the injury site and also further secured the rest of the tree’s whole trunk with green plastic garden tape wrapped around a wood stake driven into the ground.IMG_3222

As shown in the photograph, the wind snapped and broke not only the trunk of the tree, but also snapped the green plastic garden tape and the wood stake that was supporting the tree – mother nature. On the positive side, it looks like a secondary branch was left untouched so the current configuration of this tree will, fingers crossed, survive. The other olive tree, which was about 10 feet away, was unscathed, as were my other fruit trees, so the damage was very localized. Still, it was upsetting to see this one young tree bear the full brunt of the wind.


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