The risk to the public of tree fall

Ball, David J. ORCID logoORCID: and Watt, John ORCID logoORCID: (2013) The risk to the public of tree fall. Journal of Risk Research, 16 (2) . pp. 261-269. ISSN 1366-9877 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13669877.2012.737827)


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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Arboriculture; public safety; risk; risk perception; trees; policy
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM)
A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 10124
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Depositing User: David Ball
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 08:25
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:26

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