• Reduce the risks of windthrow - which trees that can weather a storm

    4 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Trees exposed to the elements, for example during felling, are far more vulnerable. Windthrow is a natural phenomenon and part of forest renewal. It is impossible to prevent, but it is possible to reduce the risk to trees, property and life. Some of it comes down to tree choice and some of it comes down to smart planning. Words Michelle Harnett John Moore leads research into tree growth and quality at Scion, the Crown research institute that focuses on forestry. He says storm force winds which bring down trees cost land owners significant sums. “Some trees survive extreme winds better than...
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