Righting response of artificially inclined maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) saplings to wind loading.

@article{Berthier2006RightingRO,
  title={Righting response of artificially inclined maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) saplings to wind loading.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Berthier and Alexia Stokes},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          73-9
        }
}
To determine if trees respond to dynamic and static loading in the same manner, 2-year-old maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.) trees were subjected to different types of mechanical loading in the field. One block of trees (the control) were kept in pots and planted in the field at an angle of 0 or 45 degrees to the vertical. A similar block of leaning potted trees was planted nearby and subjected to frequent, unilateral wind loading for a period of 1 s every 2 min. Half the leaning trees were… CONTINUE READING

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