Why are trees uprooted during a storm?

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When a storm come it has very high kinetic energy and winds flow with greater speed as a result of  the air pressure decreases  and creates a upward thrust, which results in uprooting of the tree.

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During?strong or severe wind?storms, full?tree?canopies can act as a sail in the wind. When wind speeds are excessive,?storms?can cause entiretrees?to?uproot. This is more likely to occur when soils are wet and the?tree'sroots are unable to securely anchor themselves in the soil.

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