Virginia Tech’s Old-Growth Forest Tree Risk Assessment Report 2021
Throughout late 2020 and early 2021, Jamie King performed tree risk assessments for targeted trees along the most highly utilized paths through and adjacent to the Old-Growth Forest by Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech. The trees were analyzed concerning potential targets within direct vicinity for a 1-year time frame. Any risk revealed by these assessments shall be mitigated as soon as is practical. Many of the pruning practices recommended for risk reduction also support tree preservation by limiting deadwood and tree and branch failures that may create wounds and expose trees to decay organisms.