View Full Version : HAILSTORM [with pictures] 12.11.2011

14-11-2011, 01:11 AM
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jan tomaswaki
14-11-2011, 07:34 AM
Seems to me most trees plant by MPSJ had very short roots that cannot hold the storm.

14-11-2011, 07:44 AM
Seems to me most trees plant by MPSJ had very short roots that cannot hold the storm.

nope & yes....basically its also poor/ bad maintenance. Notice that while they do prune the trees, and trim the lower branches, they usu will leave the top alone & thick with leaves and making it a reverse pendulum. :eek:

It wouldn't take a rocket scientist to predict what will happen when the strong freakish wind & rain hit Sjaya and some say usj :eek:

Check out how the landscape people trimmed/maintained those giant trees around changi, ECP and the rest of the artery roads down in the lil' red dot. :cool:

Yang Amat Breezing TIU xlatotupai :cool:

14-11-2011, 09:05 AM
You have quite a mess there. :eek:

14-11-2011, 10:48 AM
Wow...the weather is getting from bad to worst. Nowadays, the rainfall is getting heavier. :eek:

14-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Only see FROG IN ICE CUBE in the first post

14-11-2011, 01:47 PM
Only see FROG IN ICE CUBE in the first post

hehehe ... then that is A VERY BIG HAILSTONE ... :D :D

14-11-2011, 03:25 PM
hehehe ... then that is A VERY BIG HAILSTONE ... :D :D

HaHa.....Good One :D

14-11-2011, 03:50 PM
I last remembered a very heavy hailstone thunderstorm way back in 1972 when living in Sect 5 PJ. The whole front yard was literally covered with hailstones. Last evening's storm was mild by comparison, as far as I remember.

14-11-2011, 03:55 PM
Seems to me most trees plant by MPSJ had very short roots that cannot hold the storm.
Not only that, overhanging branches are surely to break and cause obstruction anywhere.
I reckon MPSJ have to look again at tree trimming sessions and this can save money on emergency services to remove broken branches everywhere in case of calamity.
At the roads in front of my home, all the trees have huge overhanging branches. Few more thunderstorms like this and no prizes for guessing.

14-11-2011, 04:11 PM
Currymee: :D

15-11-2011, 12:24 AM
Infact this is my 3rd hail storm experience in USJ, in the past 8 yrs....

15-11-2011, 12:46 AM
Veejay's right.. there has been hailstorms in SJ/USJ before, but the only one i knew about was about 7 years ago maybe, when i was exiting (then)SJMC and wondered what the commotion was about at the main entrance. Everyone was talking about the hailstorm that just happened.

15-11-2011, 01:14 AM
Seems to me most trees plant by MPSJ had very short roots that cannot hold the storm.

I wonder if a qualified botanist would recommend deep tap-root trees? A lot of tropical and rainforest trees have shallow roots. I believe our trees are shallow rooted types because deep roots would drown since we have so much rainfall and the water table is usually very high.

Have a read about problems with deep rooted trees (http://www.mortonarb.org/deeptreeroots/rec_symptoms.html) and you would understand more.

I remember when I was studying in the UK, they had a freak weather one night and the very strong winds just toppled quite a number of very old and huge chestnut trees on campus. Their exposed roots are also very shallow, very similar to the pictures you see in the up-ended trees in our recent storm in USJ9.

jan tomaswaki
15-11-2011, 07:04 AM
Chang,have you seen any DBKL trees fallen,yes fallen branches but not not trees.The problem with long roots is ,it damages the road and culvert.Maybe they should plant rubber trees or angsana trees,yes reminds me of a tree -flame of the forest with beautiful red flowers only bloom in May.The trees plant by the municipal are import trees that are easy to maintain .Wonder you still remeber a tree call "kau chang she"(NINE LEVEL TREE) :D

17-11-2011, 12:21 AM
Just out of curiosity....

Why can't MPSJ "replant" these fallens trees, instead of hacking and chain-sawed into lil stumps... ( as well as MESSING up the entire neighbourhood !)

Wouldn't it be easier to get a JCB and dig a (BIGGER & DEEPER) hole in ground and put the tree back into the hole????

Shud be better., no ? am wondering if can or cannot?- this kind of replanting???

17-11-2011, 08:55 AM
Aisey...!! should have contacted owners of camping sites, house owners who are planning on barbecue sessions this weekend to collect these tree stumps for their bonfires....or even some stall holders selling family-held secret recipes' established good food which requires a retro way of cooking as well!!!