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However, no direct quantitative testing of the model’s prediction has ever been produced. Moreover, subsequent studies that have attempted to verify the constant stress hypothesis have used fairly detailed modeling of the wind loads involved [137,138] and have even dismissed this hypothesis for wind loads on trees (but see [138,139]). More indirect tests comparing the height-to-diameter ratio have also been reviewed and not found convincing . Although not optimal in terms of constant stress, thigmomorphogenesis is likely to improve the overall strength of a tree’s structure but to an extent that remains to be quantified, and with strategies that still have to be studied.
A Colour Atlas of Plant Structure by Bryan B. Bowes