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Research Note

Title: Effective tree hazard control on forested recreation sites...losses and protection costs evaluated

Author: Paine, Lee A.

Date: 1967

Station ID: Research Note

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-157. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p

Description: Effectiveness of hazard control was evaluated by analyzing data on tree failures, accidents, and control costs on California recreation sites. Results indicate that reduction of limb hazard in oaks and bole hazard in conifers is the most effective form of control. Least effective is limb hazard reduction in conifers. After hazard control goals or control budgets have been set the optimum allocation of funds and efforts can be determined.

Keywords: dangerous trees; defectlve-tree hazard; hazard potential (tree); recreation; accident costs; ccontrol cost; forest safety; tree failures; accident prevention; California

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Paine, Lee A.  1967.  Effective tree hazard control on forested recreation sites...losses and protection costs evaluated.   Res. Note PSW-RN-157. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p .

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