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UConn Researchers Go Into The Woods In Search Of New Ways To Protect Power Lines

(Hartford Courant) Two professors, a master’s candidate and a research assistant walked into a forest.

Their boots crunching in the snow, the research team made it to their experiment, a young stand of sugar maples and other species that has been thinned out and wired with sensors.

“They are swaying more,” said Jenna Klinck, the master’s candidate, who analyzes how trees react to forest thinning and build up strength afterward.

Published: February 12, 2014

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