Strong, persistent wind can cause the bark to split or crack and scaffolds to break. If a strong, dry
wind persists during the growth period of the foliage, the leaves in the most exposed areas develop small,
dark lesions between the veins, twisting and folding the growing leaf. Many of these leaves drop.
Insect pests and disease can render a tree susceptible to wind damage, weakening scaffolds or rotting
the structural wood. Proper pruning and training of young trees and controlling insects and disease will
help prevent wind damage. Consider wind breaks or planting several trees together to lessen problems in
very windy areas.
can cause scaffolds to break
injury to walnut leaves