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Hazard Assessment

Examples of Windthrow Damage
Gillard Island centre damaged. Show Larger Image

Centre of island damaged, edges minimal damage; edges have had long-term exposure to winds along strait.

 

Windthrow at Vancouver Bay, progressive damage. Show Larger Image

Progressive damage in wet bowl with dense tall stand; note the slope changes at far end of bowl, where next picture is taken.

Windthrow at Vancouver Bay Show Larger Image

Minimal windthrow, soils on slope are well drained, stand is short, exposure the same or higher as the previous photo; trees are defoliated indicating they withstood very high wind loads.

 
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