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Tornado protection

Postby samlyons1 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:22 pm

My project is about how trees effect damage to a house during a tornado.

Is planting trees in front of a house to prevent tornado damage a good idea? What could go wrong with it?

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Project Question: Hi. I'm doing a project about trees affecting damage to a house during tornadoes and I need an interviewer!! I sent a question days ago with no response. Do you think planting trees in front of a house to prevent data is a good idea? How many trees do you think would be ideal? Would there be any problems with doing this?

Thanks a lot
Project Due Date: January 17, tomorrow
Project Status: I am finished with my experiment and analyzing the data

Re: Tornado protection

Postby Terik Daly » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:34 am

Hi samlyons1,

It sounds like this is the question you are trying to answer with your experiment. But, some background research is always important. The question of whether trees around a house is helpful or harmful is something that a lot of people have thought about, especially given all the large storms we have had in recent years. A Google search for "trees hurricane protection" brings up a lot of relevant results. Here are a few reputable sources that I found helpful: ... s-in-mind/ ... ricane.htm
All the best,
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