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Manual of Tree Statics and Tree Inspection (English Edition)

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288 pages, 660 full colour illustrations, 26 tables

Manual of Tree Statics and Tree Inspection (English Edition)


Tree Statics is based on long term studies and assessments by the authors and is designed to facilitate the assessment of tree statics via the Static Integrated Assessment (SIA) method. (Statics is a branch of mechanics that deals with forces acting on bodies at rest under equilibrium conditions). The work was translated from German to English in 2016. Wessolly, like Mattheck was one of the first people to introduce biomechanical approaches to arboriculture.
The book provides a comprehensive manual about arboriculture, tree inspection and tree statics in relation to urban green spaces by planning officials, experts, surveyors, consultants, and practical users.
The book contains quite a lot of technical information but generally presented in an easy to read format with complimentary cartoon like illustrations and added graphs and diagrams.
There is a substantial section of useful annexes and tables at the rear of the book that provide further useful information.
A professional tree inspection based on static rules helps to extend the security and lifetime of trees, keeps control cycles reasonable and minimises costs.

1 The age of the trees
1.1 Beginnings
1.2 The historical development of the tree
2 Tree biology
2.1 Biological evolution
2.2 Energy production/Competition/Management
2.3 The spatial development of the tree
2.4 Tree response to injury or damage
2.5 The ageing process of the tree
2.6 Damage development
2.7 The end of equilibrium, the veteran tree
2.8 Final rescue attempts
2.9 The ecological value of veteran trees - the value of not being perfect in nature
3 Tree statics - Statics and dynamics of the tree
3.1 The statics triangle
3.2 Weight accorded to the components
of the statics triangle
3.3 Fracture - and tilting behaviour
3.4 Specific failure behaviour of veteran trees
4 The diagnosis
4.1 Purpose and objective
4.2 The first step - the first impression
4.3 The second step - the visual assessment
4.4 The third step - the summary of the visual tree assessment
4.5 The detailed risk assessment
5 The detailed risk assessment
5.1 Consideration of possible measures
5.2 The planting of the tree
5.3 Pruning
5.4 Tree crown supports
5.5 Stabilising influences of the tree environment
5.6 Treating wounds and fighting diseases
5.7 Improving the environment of the tree
5.8 Tree protection on building sites
5.9 The future of man and of trees
6 Annexes and Tables
6.1 Biological characteristics of different tree species
6.2 Static characteristics of different tree species
6.3 Statics abbreviations and formulas
6.4 SIA-diagrams for tree risk assessments
6.5 Overview of diagnostic methods
6.6 Impact of different fungi on the structural stability of trees
6.7 Dimensioning of tree staking and tree stabilisation
6.8 Dimensioning of crown support
6.9 Rules/Legislation/Regulations
6.10 Tree names

Publisher: - Patzer Verlag - more

Code: - 9783876171432

Year: - 2016

Authors: - Wessolly, Lothar & Erb, Martin

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