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Risk of windthrow

Subject: Risk of windthrow
From: Peter Thurman
Date: Dec 20 2007 08:25:28
Can anyone (in the south-west I guess) offer any advice/information
regarding the properties of a certain soil that I have come across in
Dorset? It has been described to me as "greensand with chert". Chert being a
rock type present not unlike flint is in soils in my neck of the woods (East


I am particularly interested in its behaviour on steeply sloping woodland
sites. It seems pretty unstable and windthrow quite a common occurrence.



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