Storms can lead to a wide range of damage to trees and the woodlands as a whole. In some cases the damage can be light affecting only a minimal number of upper branches, while other trees will be overturned or the main stem will be broken. Some storms may degrade only a small number of trees in a stand while strong storms like tornadoes can result in damage to nearly all the trees in the affected area. The majority of the timber value resides in the lower main stem and assessment of timber loss must focus on the damage that has occurred to this section of the tree.

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