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Thu Dec 19 2013 21:03:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Food for thought while transporting your tree this year:
"A recent study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety that estimates that vehicle-related road debris causes about 25,000 collisions and close to 100 deaths each year in North America.
Unsecured items that become debris include mattresses, home furnishings, and building materials. According to ADAC, when objects travelling at 50 km per hour come to a sudden stop, they can take on 25 times their own weight. A 30-kg tree, for example, would hit its target with the force of an object that weighs a 750 kg."
Text & Image source: http://driving.ca/auto-news/news/tree-transporting-101/