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Wind and trees - past events

Tree Stability: Models Standardisation and Integration Workshop

UMR AMAP, Montpellier, October 2009

This workshop was focussed on:

  • Presentation of the models, methods and computing tools that are available for tree stability investigations and prediction at the tree and stand scales
  • Discussion on standardisation and integration of these methods and tools in decision support systems
  • Deciding how to strengthen and make permanent the collaboration and activity within the Wind and Trees network, and how to enhance and support international collaborations on this topic.

Programme (PDF-53K)


Agropolis Fondation logo Université de Montpellier 2 logo
This event was supported by Agropolis Fondation and Université de Montpellier 2.

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2nd International Conference on Wind Effects on Trees

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, October 2009

The oral and poster presentations were divided into the fields:

  • Wind climatology
  • Air flow at forest edges
  • Air flow around trees
  • Aerodynamic interaction between wind and trees
  • Storm impacts and risk modelling
  • Mechanics of trees under wind loading
  • Failure criteria of trees
  • Ecological dynamics and strong winds
  • Ecological dynamics following windthrow
  • Silviculture, tree level management and harvest design to reduce wind damage
  • Post storm damage responses.

Programme and conference proceedings

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Forest Wind Damage Modelling Workshop

Forest Research, Edinburgh, October 2008

Some of the delegates around a tree that was winched over during the workshop

Thirty delegates from around the world attended this workshop. A field day which included tree pulling and tree sway monitoring demonstrations was followed by two days of updates and discussion of tree biomechanics and wind risk modelling. The meeting generated a new impetus for international collaboration on wind risk modelling.

Further details and presentations

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Wind and Trees International Conference

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada, August 2007

Delegates at the Wind and Trees International Conference in Canada in 2007 viewing storm damage in Stanley Park, BC.

The conference included a one-day excursion to Stanley Park and the University of BC, Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.

Further details
The proceedings of this conference have been published as a special issue of Forestry – An International Journal of Forest Research: “Wind and Trees” Special Issue, Stephen Mitchell, John Moore, Heli Peltola, Chris Peterson, and Jean-Claude Ruel (editors), Forestry 2008, 81(3).

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Wind Effects on Trees International Conference

University of Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2003

Published as “Proceedings of the International Conference Wind Effects on Trees (PDF-72K),
University of Karlsruhe, September 16-18, 2003. B. Ruck, C. Kottmeier, C. Mattheck, C. Quine, G. Wilhelm (editors), Universität Karlsruhe, 2003, ISBN: 3-00-011922-1, 375 pages.

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Wind and other Abiotic Risks to Forests International Conference

Joensuu, Finland, August 1998

Further details

The proceedings are published as a special issue of Forest Ecology and Management: “Wind and Other Abiotic Risks to Forests”, H. Peltola, B. Gardiner, S. Kellomäki et al. (editors), Forest Ecology and Management, 2000, 135.

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Wind and Wind Related Damage to Trees International Conference

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, August 1993

The first "Wind and Wind Related Damage to Trees"conference.

Cover of 'Wind and Trees', the proceedings of the first ‘Wind and Wind Related Damage to Trees' conference in 1993The proceedings are published as “Wind and Trees”,  M. P. Coutts, John Grace (editors), Cambridge University Press, 1995, ISBN 0521460379, 9780521460378, 485 pages.

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