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Title: Accidents caused by hazardous trees on California forest recreation sites

Author: Paine, Lee A.;

Date: 1966

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-133. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: From 1959 to early 1966, tree failures caused an average of more than two injuries or deaths per year on forest recreation sites in California. Annual property damage is estimated at $25,100. Conifers accounted for three of every four accidents reported; pines and true firs were involved in 6 of every 10 incidents involving property damage, and in 9 of every 10 failures resulting in death or injury. These findings are from data reported by or through Federal land agencies.

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Paine, Lee A. 1966. Accidents caused by hazardous trees on California forest recreation sites. Res. Note PSW-RN-133. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

 


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