A lifetime blown away

Galloway, Jill
November 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p15
The article reports on the damages caused by the July 2008 storm on the property of stock farmer and farm forester Don McIntyre in New Zealand. The large number of trees were blown down during the storm resulted from both the loading of strong wind gusts, together with the lessened soil strength as a result of super saturation. Over 30 fences were damaged, some only slightly, but some trees had crashed through leaving many meters of land to repair. McIntyre dealt with hundreds of fallen trees in woodlots and shelterbelts.


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