Paloverde tree - broken limb is to the side
That means survival in the desert. The conditions are harsh most of the time and the wind is fierce. It blows at hurricane force a few times a year. We’ve had our heavy patio chairs thrown like sticks onto the lawn and the wind sent the grill sailing right off the patio once. I was cooking inside at the time and was flabbergasted to see it fly by the kitchen window.
This time our grill cover was ripped off so we tied it down with heavy twine. The rope we had on it was broken by the wind. Two chairs ended up lying on their sides in the lawn and a big limb broke off the Paloverde tree, reducing it in size by about one third. I’ve never lived in a place where the wind blows this hard. Sometimes it reminds me of living on the farm as a child when a hurricane was coming.
Broken Paloverde limb
People should fear the wind as much as the ocean. It packs a lot of power.
The Paloverde limb is too heavy to move. I have no idea how much it weighs. We’ll have to chop it up on the spot and haul it to the trashcan in pieces. Luckily the tree isn’t phased by losing a third of itself.
This broken limb is huge and very heavy
Here is the Paloverde tree in May loaded with yellow blooms