Assessment of the expected wind load

The wind load that a tree is exposed to has a decisive influence on tree-statistics calculations. For calculation of the stability and safety against fracture of a tree, initial evaluation of the maximum wind loads (i.e. assuming hurricane-like wind conditions) that are applied to the tree is required.

TSE integrates the following tree-specific and topographic factors for calculation of the expected wind loads:

In compliance with the rules of DIN 1055, TSE connects the various influence factors of wind loads on trees and as a result provides a theoretical maximum wind load acting at the load centre. This load is then included as comparative value in further calculations for stability and safety against fracture.