Wind and Trees


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Wind and Trees Editors: M. P. Coutts, J. Grace Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 504 Illustrations and other contents: 39 Tables, unspecified; 13 Halftones, unspecified; 185 Line drawings, unspecified Language: English ISBN: 9780521460378 Categories: , , , , , , , , ,

Winds over topography and inside forests produce mechanical reactions in trees, and eventually failure in stems and roots when stressed by storms. The mechanics of these reactions and the physiological responses to wind in leaves, stems and root systems, and the important ecological consequences of wind-throw are described in this book. Management techniques of forests in windy climates are detailed, including the use of models predicting risk of wind damage. It is clear that the whole field of wind effects on trees has benefited from recent multi-disciplinary research, and significant advances in knowledge of most parts of the subject have been made in the last decade. This book brings the up-to-date theories, methodologies and results together, and gives the reader a sense of coherence in this complex but fascinating field.

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'... an unrivalled collection of scientific papers on the effects of wind on forests...contains an enormous quantity of fascinating information.' Quarterly Journal of Forestry '... contains a wealth of illustrations ... comprehensive coverage of research into wind and trees and will be useful for all researchers in this and associated disciplines.' Marc R. Knight, Trends in Plant Science 'After reading through this extremely well prepared and well edited volume the reviewer was impressed by the quality and range of the research.' Chris Baker, Journal of New Phytology 'This book is well referenced and illustrated and ... gives a good overview of our current understanding of the interactions between wind and trees in forestry.' Julian F. V. Vincent, Annals of Botany