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Re: lightning fatalities vs tree fatalities

Subject: Re: lightning fatalities vs tree fatalities
From: Julian Morris
Date: Dec 29 2017 11:48:01
The England and Wales lightning and tree figures for the late 90s are in the 
full NTSG document.

Julian A. Morris - Professional Tree Services
jamtrees.co.uk  and  highhedgesscotland.com
0778 XXX XXXX - 0141 XXX XXXX


Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:32 AM
From: "Rupert Baker" <rupert_baker@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: lightning fatalities  vs tree fatalities

Hi collective,

A happy new year to you all!

I was given a v. amusing book as a Christmas pressy - 'What If' by Randall
Munroe - subtitled 'serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical
questions' - based on a website.  Well worth a read.

One thing that attracted my attention was the mention, in passing, that 28
people were killed by lightning in the US in 2012. Does anyone have the
figures for the number of US tree fatalities in the same year;  or a wider
spread of data on the two?  The reason I ask is that one comment re tree
safety that I have frequently heard made is that one is statistically more
likely to be killed by lightning than by a tree.  It would be interesting to
see if the stats bore this out - either here or in the US of A.

 

Rupert

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