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Re: Christmas Trees :)

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Lynn wrote:
> Okay, here is a tough one:
> We are supposed to design a support for a Christmas tree that could be
> as tall as 80 feet.
> I looked in the UBC wind table and could not find anything applicable,
> except the "other" category.
> What would be the appropriate wind load on a nicely tapered tree??
> Also, does anyone know how much an 80 ft. tall tree would weigh :)
> Boy, the things I do :)
> Lynn

While playing golf, I always assume the trees are 90% air.

This can be reduced to a conical shape/weight!!!

Happy Holidays !!!

Donn Wooldridge  RA/SE
Phoenix, AZ