On Tue, 8 May 2007 12:47:01 EDT, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> I'm looking for opinions on the viability of this solution. Will the
>movement of the tree in the wind stress the tower too much or will it about
>the same amount of movement that a guyed tower would normally experience in
>a big wind?
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The tree will move FAR more than the tower, for two reasons: Wood is
nowhere near as stiff or strong as steel, and the tree has far greater
area to catch the wind. As I said in another reply, I have seen
hundred-foot trees blowing back and forth like stalks of wheat. No
properly installed tower should move by more than a few inches except
in a full-blown hurricane or tornado, in which case both tree and
tower will be history.
Don't even think about it.
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