The uncertainties of wind-damage in forest management?

  • A.I. Fraser Assistant Silviculturist, British Forestry Commission, Forest Research Station, Alice Holt lodge, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey, England.
Keywords: Wind-damage, windthrow, uprooting, stem breakage, spacing, thinning, ploughing, drainage, forest management, wind-tunnel experiments, silviculture.

Abstract

It is most undesirable to have the uncertainty of large scale wind-damage when preparing long term forest management plans. Looking ahead, I do not think that wind-damage will necessarily be inevitable within acceptable economic rotations in Britain, but there are many areas where, in the first rotation at least, wind will be the deciding factor. As a first step therefore it is necessary to be able to recognise those sites where wind-damage will occur so that account can be taken of them in forecasting production, and decisions can be taken on whether or not to try preventative measures.
Published
1965-11-01
How to Cite
Fraser, A. (1965). The uncertainties of wind-damage in forest management?. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9035
Section
Conference Papers