Hello again Chris,
I have a few links you may find useful. I'm not sure if this is what your looking for or not, but here you go. Hope it helps.
Hi Chris... is this Chris Reid from Greenwich? I was just in Riverside yesterday and there had been spruce and pine failures all over the place.
In addition to the sources already listed: you can download my Trees and Wind Bibliography which was in JoA in 2002 from Tree Link. Also search on papers by Ken James and Kark Niklas in that archive. Many of the Mattheck books have bits and pieces on wind and failure. I have a more recent paper in JoA but it's pretty arcane about the math. Tome Smiley and Brian Kane have a new paper in January 2006 Arboriculture and Urban Forestry (new JoA title). There was a paper in Arborist News last year (two parts) by Peter Sterken and Kim Coder. That should keep you busy.
Hi Scott and Chris,
I wrote some works on wind load analysis and stability calculations for trees (both their development and interpretation (!)). My latest articles might be of your interest, and can be found in the site of the University of Wageningen:http://library.wur.nl/gkn/
In the field "Auteurs" you have to introduce my last nam (Sterken) and the list appears. Click on "Full Text" and you can download them.
In my site (www.sterken.be) you can download Excel sheets which are examples of these "wind and trees"-calculations.
For any questions: email@example.com
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