Tree blaze empties the courts

  1. From the article what information would help you to determine if the trees would cause any damage to their surroundings? Does the article have all information required for this?
  2. From the article are the witnesses in any danger if a cypress were to fall over? Why?
  3. What is the maximum length of the cypress tree that could fall on the nearby Supreme Court building?
  4. The four cypress trees range in age. If the cypress trees were lit at the same time which tree would be burnt the quickest? Why?


(Written by Rachel Moore, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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