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Re: Tree Root Literature

Subject: Re: Tree Root Literature
From: Bill Kowalczyk
Date: Nov 04 2019 13:30:56
Hi Michael

I remember (not so much these days!) about 20 years, or so, ago Claus 
Mattheck came up with calculation for minimum rootplate diameter in relation 
to stem size to maintain the structural integrity with regards to wind-throw.

I don’t have my books to hand, but it might be a pointer in the right 



On 3 Nov 2019, at 12:41, Michael Richardson <> 

3) method of *visual* inspection to determine the size of root plate
necessary to remain stable under wind loads

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