The ***** in the armor has always been the vulnerable power grid. Just dangling there above the ground hung between poles and so many substations protected by just chain link fences and barbed wire.
Banyan trees can do ok but people need to let the trunk grow outwards and allow its massive root system to spread out to match its huge canopy. People always try to hem them in so they get too top heavy.Thanks @xerxesjc28
I think the biggest problem is non-native trees. The primary offenders tend to be ficus', banyans, and weed trees. Oaks and palms tend to stay upright. As residents of Miami, we all know how amazing shade trees our to our commutes and daily lives. They are a necessary part of life here, and good for everything from climate control to air quality.
As the Herald article says, there is a slow trend for cities to remove invasive trees and replace them. This program has been missing its targets in Coral Gables and other cities, but this storm should potentially speed up this process. I am not sure what else could speed it up. There are already massive tree mitigation protocols necessary when trees are removed. An analysis of the right of ways and trees might be in order?