The risk to the public of tree fall
Abstract:This paper is concerned with the quantification of tree risk to the British public as a whole; with factors which influence actual risk, such as location and meteorology; and with perceived risk which can be a driver of control actions. The emergent risk is found to be very small and the perceptual factors examined do not support anything other than a proportionate approach to safety management. Policy implications are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Science and Technology,Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management, Middlesex University, London, UK
Publication date: 2013-02-01