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Cutblock Design Strategies

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Wind Loading
  • Isolated trees in large openings experience 40% more windload than trees along downwind boundary.
  • A 90 corner increases windload 30% compared to straight edge.
  • Loading is reduced for a 60 corner, but if neighbour trees are removed, loading increases.
 
Forest Service BC
 
Forest Renewal BC