What is a tree risk?

2020-07-01 9:54 AM | Admin (Administrator)

Tree risk is about the risk from branches or trees falling.  It has three variables to it.  Two likelihood variables and one consequences variable.

What is tree risk?

1) The likelihood of a branch or tree falling

2) The likelihood of someone or property being there when the branch or tree falls

3) The consequences of the tree part hitting someone or property

What is tree risk?

What is the risk from branches or trees falling?
Compared to other everyday risks we readily accept, the overall risk to us from branches or trees falling is extremely low. Our annual risk of being killed or seriously injured is less than one in a million. That's so low, we're at greater risk driving on about a 400km/250mi round trip to visit friends for a weekend than from branches or trees falling over an entire year. Given the number of trees we live with, and how many of us pass them daily, being killed or injured by a tree is a rare event; one that usually happens during severe weather.

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