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Knowledge service of forest freezing, rain and snow disaster prevention and reduction in southern China


        Tree damage caused by the ice-snow disaster can be divided into physical damage and physiological damage. Further, the physical damage could be classified as bending, tip breakage, branch breakage, crown breakage, splitting, stem breakage, dislodging (uprooting and overturning), etc. Trees suffering light damage like bending, and tip and branch breakage, could still grow normally; however, severe damage like splitting, uprooting and stem breakage could cause weak growth or even death. Physiological damage including cold injury of tips (25%–50% leaves withered and fallen, but with healthy branches and stems), branches (50%–75% leaves withered and fallen, most branches injured but with healthy stems) and cold mortality (75% leaves withered and fallen, branches and stems both injured). In the 2008 ice-snow disaster, the forest damage is mainly caused by the physical damage.

        The information is provided from Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service.

  •   Food warnings amid China freeze
  •   Snow hampers China New Year plans
  •   Storm-hit China calls for 'faith'
  •   Meteorologists introduce cold weather, snow, ice, and freezing weather in the south
  •   The direct loss of ice and snow disasters in southern China exceeded 100 billion
  •   Looking Back on 2008: Fighting Ice and Snow Disasters
  •   The Chinese Academy of Sciences issued a notice requesting that efforts be made to continue to fight against snow, ice, and freezing disasters.
  •   The emergency center requires prevention against rain, snow, freezing and secondary forestry disasters
  •   Handbook of Practical Techniques for Reconstruction of Rain, Snow, and Ice Disasters in the South
  •   SEPA requests prevention of secondary environmental pollution accidents caused by rain, snow and freezing disasters
  •   The State Environmental Protection Administration issued the technical measures for the environmental protection of the southern ice and snow disaster
  •   The impact of species on forest vegetation damage
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