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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Online
Volume 15, Issue 5 — May 1989

The Application of Engineering Fundamentals to Arboriculture    (View PDF)

G. Rex Redden

Abstract: Applications of geometry, calculus, bending and twisting moments and mechanics of solids toward better pruning and climbing techniques are suggested. New to arborists this is a non-traditional topic, a basis for a pruning method using ancient and modern mathematical tools to analyze the forces that exist in and act upon trees.


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