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How IOT and AI can help identify flailing trees and prevent accidents

July 16, 2019 / livemint

The researchers examined over 100 large trees scattered in the campus of City University of Hong Kong. Several other methods have been used in the past to evaluate the health of trees. In June 2019, a strong dust storm killed 17 people and injured 11 in Uttar Pradesh. According to the state government's findings, the accidents were caused by overturning of trees or collapsing buildings on the victims.
During storms and heavy rain, bigger and older trees often lose branches or even fall down completely due to weak roots. People often grow trees in their garden or backyard of the house for the greenery, fruits or aesthetic value. However, proper management including the risk assessment of big trees are not taken seriously by many.