Protect your trees from wind and rain damage with one call to Hufnagel Tree Service. When planting new trees, choose species that are more wind resistant, and plant them away from utility lines and structures. Always select trees to plant that have straight roots, one dominant trunk, and branches that are equally spaced apart from each other. If your trees don’t have these features, they should be trimmed so they do. A tree more likely to survive storms is compact, with a low center of gravity. The tree would have a sturdy trunk, and deep symmetrical root system. The native live oak is a great example of a “survivor” tree, given the right environment and care during its life.