2010 | Brian Kane, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
The proposed study will investigate a) tree growth in response to the installation of cables (steel and fiber), b) wind-induced dynamic motion of cabled trees, and c) discoloration and decay associated with drilling trees to install anchors for cables.
Final results are not yet available. However, Dr. Kane’s work from this study was highlighted in an article in the February 2016 issue of TCIA Magazine.
Funding Duration: 3-5 years
Grant Program: Hyland R. Johns
Grant Title: Growth and dynamic motion of cabled trees with co-dominant trunks
Researcher: Dr. Brian Kane
Peer Reviewed Publications from Grant:
- Kane, Brian. 2017. Forces Generated in Rigging Trees with Single and Co-Dominant Stems. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. Vol 24. pp. 134-18.
General Audience/Trade Publications:
- Kane, Brian. 2016. How Cabling Affects Trees. TCIA Magazine 27(2):30-31.
For more information on this project, contact the researcher via TREE Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org.