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06:09 Jun 26, 2000
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Danish term or phrase: fladefald
relating to damage to forests after last December's storms

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nastorm damageEdith Vad-Brown
nablowdown area
Steven Murray
na'damaged surface' or 'area damaged'xxxlone



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'damaged surface' or 'area damaged'

'flade' in this context is 'terræn'(Clausens tekniske ordbøger and Eurodic). The area(s) of the forests that were damaged. Therefore I would suggest surface, area, expanse, level, depending on the context.

'Fald' could mean both damage, or 'skråne' drop or tumble.


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blowdown area

Resembles what happened here in Washington when Mt. St. Helens blew up.

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storm damage

May sound a bit of an understatement (I flew over southern Jutland the day after the storm in December and saw the extent of the damage to the plantations myself!) but I do believe it is the correct forestry term. You can differentiate between degrees of damage thanks to the flexibility of the English language - e.g. total destruction, single trees (or clumps) still standing etc. Depends on the context.

Robin Brown. Network Communications A/S

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