Topography and wind risk.

  • T.C. Booth Forestry Commission Research Division, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
Keywords: Kershope forest, damage, height, topex, soil.


Some two years ago we tried to account for the distribution of wind throw in Kershope Forest, a forest on carboniferous gleys where sporadic damage is the accepted rather than the rare occurrence. Only 10% of the variation was accounted for by the normal site survey factors, i.e. tree height, topex, aspect. The soils were all high risk soils surface water gleys and peaty gleys and were not mapped. As we felt sure that relative exposure was an important factor and topex had accounted for little of the variation we decided to have a look at other methods of exposure zonation.
How to Cite
Booth, T. (1974) “Topography and wind risk.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 17June2024).
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