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Assuring Reliable Power and Healthy Trees

Prolonged power outages resulting from natural disasters leave millions without power for days. Investigations reveal that trees were involved in a high percentage of the outages. High winds, saturated soils, and poor species selection collectively contributed to tree failures. Many of the failures could have been prevented if proper tree selections were made when the trees were planted.

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Trees

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2006

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