A tree in front of our friends place was blown over with the strong 90km per hour winds we have had in Townsville this week.
The tree was rotted out at the bottom and infested with termites from what Josiah said.
I’ve had to cut down a few different palm trees since we moved into our house because of rot or ant / termite infestation. It seems that if the palm trees get damaged or too water logged they are ripe for infestation. Thankfully I cut down our palm trees before we had the strong winds.
The house in the photo has undergone a lot of renovations in the last few years. I can garantee that they would not be very happy with the tree coming down on their fixed up roof and gutters.