I suppose it depends at least on whether the oxygen or the hydrogen is doing the sticking... It may also depend on the nature of the dipole interaction. I think hydrogen bonds involve a third molecule that helps massage the hydrogen just right so that it does not get too stuck to whatever it is bonding to. I may be off on this.Isn’t water sticking on something a hydrogen bond?
You're going at it from a water-centric approach, right? I'm trying to go at it from a soil-centered approach. Whether I'm succeeding is another question... The OP is asking whether the tree will tip over and I think that depends in part on whether the soil binds to itself. If the water binds to the soil and to other water molecules, the soil will be less capable of binding to itself. Soil has a lot of ionic bonds, and I expect those get pretty busted up by water, like ionic bonds do.