Trees Prone to Breakage

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, certain trees are prone to breakage.

While these fast-growing trees are popular, they are "highly susceptible to storm damage and shouldn't be planted."

These trees have brittle wood that is easily broken:

Silver Maple
Box Elder
Poplar
Bradford Pear

If these trees are already planted in your landscape, pay close attention to their maintenance before the next storm.