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What determines the strength of a tree. A morphologically strong looking tree found broken down at trunk. can we determine the strength/ life of a plant

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Please define what you mean as 'strength' - what aspect are you thinking about? –  user3795 Aug 27 '13 at 7:58
    
I think it is fairy obvious what you are asking (what determines the strength of wood to bending/breaking - probably mainly against horizontal forces), but you should really clarify the Q. However, I think that the Q should be left open until the poster has at least had time to see the comments and rephrase the Q. –  fileunderwater Aug 28 '13 at 10:39

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I was letting my fingers surfed in the internet about this question and found this interesting article : http://www.caves.org/section/vertical/nh/55/TreeAnchors.pdf Your question is too broad so I guess the link gives a general answer. hope this helps

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