So a long time ago, back in the days of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, many tried to quantify how well wooden beams would resist bending. It wasn’t until 2009 however, following a huge storm called “Klaus,” over in France that scientist began to realize that most trees tended to snap when winds reached about 94 miles per hour (151 kilometers per hour).
Check out all the details in the article entitled “Why Trees Everywhere Break at the Same Wind Speed” by Tia Ghose over at LiveScience. Me, I always worry any time the winds reach over thirty miles per hour. Good to know.