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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Online
Volume 15, Issue 1 — January 1989

Branch Failures: A Closer look at Crack Drying    (View PDF)

Alex L. Shigo

Abstract: Branch failures are major causes of damage to property and power lines and of injury to people. The purposes of this paper are to discuss briefly the different ways branches fail, and to present a hypothesis that crack drying may lead to branch failure.


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