Selecting trees for wind and storm tolerance
Tree Species Resistance to Storm Damage (after “How to Evaluate and Manage Storm-Damaged Forest Areas.” 1982. USDA–Forest Service. Forestry Report SA-FR 20.)**
Listed from Least Resistant to Most Resistant
Least Resistant Species
southern red oak
Most Resistant Species
** Resistance is taken from average growth habits in the tree’s native range. Cultural treatments, constrained growth situations, or planting out of native range will change tree resistance to storm damage.