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There are specifically 4 trees that like to break in windy/wet climates. Wind causes a fair amount of flex and rain adds significant weight to the branches.
The trees are as follows:
1. jacaranda tree.
2. leopard tree.
3. fever tree.
4. Flamboyant tree.
The main reasons for this, is the type of growth pattern they have, and the nature of wood.
Very often they break at the first split from the ground up. The reason is due to wood rot.
At first glance the tree will look healthy, should you take a ladder and then look into the first split, you will notice a build up of twigs and leaves. Remove this, as what this does is retains water and remains damp. With wood being porous, over time the wood absorbs the dampness causing wood rot. Over a period of years, the wood rot will get worse, much like a cancer.
The tree continues to grow, which in turn creates more leverage at the joint, the more the wind blows. This will eventually crack the tree. The end result, you could very well loose the entire tree, the secondary damage could be to the house in the tree falls onto the building, car etc.
So check your trees yearly for dead branches, low hanging branches and when a tree reaches maturity, maintain them at least every 3 years by trimming and removing excess weight.
You could also contact Charlies Treefelling for a professional assessment.