See below, yesterday we had a very heavy rain day with not much wind if any and we still had some emergency trees that uprooted! Goes to show you that trees can definitely fall on their own weight when water logged – literally ! Red Oak root wilt is a very common issue in our Northern VA DC Metropolitan area. Many Red Oaks are affected by Oak Wilt. A Certified Arborist can surely see signs for the disease, however, sometimes, there are no signs at all. The source of most tree problems are underground with the root system. Check out the pictures below of a large 22″ DBH Red Oak that uprooted and came toppling down on its own yesterday. JL Tree Service Inc was there today to clean up the mess.