Forest wind damage modelling workshop

22th to 24th October 2008

What was the event?

Delegates
Some of the delegates around a tree that was winched over during the workshop
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This international workshop contributed to IUFRO unit 8.03.06 “Impact of wind on forests”. It was an opportunity to examine and discuss current methods for tree biomechanics measurement and modelling of forest wind risk.

Tree pulling, tree swaying (for dynamics measurements) and wind load monitoring were demonstrated and discussed in the field. There were lab-based sessions on analysis of the data that is gathered and how to parameterise wind risk and tree mechanics models.

Presentations

Who was the event suitable for?

  • Tree biomechanics researchers
  • Forest wind-risk modellers

Where did the event take place?

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin
Midlothian
Scotland
EH25 9SY

Contact

For further information please contact:

Barry Gardiner
barry.gardiner@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Tel. +44 (0)131 445 6950

Bruce Nicoll
Bruce.nicoll@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Tel. +44 (0)131 445 6940

Evelyn Hall
Evelyn.hall@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Tel. +44 (0)131 445 6916

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin
Midlothian
Scotland
UK
EH25 9SY
Tel +44 (0)131 445 2176
Fax +44 (0)131 445 5124