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Re: Tree condition and failure assessment study Freezing as a factor in susceptibility to wind breakage?

Subject: Re: Tree condition and failure assessment study Freezing as a factor in susceptibility to wind breakage?
From: Charles Bennett
Date: Jan 15 2022 16:51:00
Scare mongering by the 'arborist' with a view to lining their pockets.

Charles

On Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 00:28 Wayne Tyson, <wt750mv@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

Here is a quote from a US reporter advising "proactive" tree management,
apparently as a preventive action. Would the Forum care to comment? Also,
is anyone aware of the "2008 study" referenced in the report?

"Eighteen percent of the falling tree deaths identified in a 2008 study
happened while people were at home.

"And although you may think of the more windy storms like hurricanes or
tornadoes as the ones causing these deaths, trees and branches can fall
during a mildly windy storm.

"When the temperatures drop, trees and branches freeze and can be easily
snapped in half with a small gust of wind."

She had apparently consulted with an "arborist," but I have no way of
knowing whether or not she interpreted him accurately.

Thanks for any comments.

WT



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