22. Tree Damage

01. 1988 / Book: Forest Decline: Cause Effect Research In The United States Of North America And Federal Republic Of Germany, 1988

02. 1991 / The Path Into The Dying Forest
Wanderweg zum Waldsterben
Author: Dr. Ulrich Hertel
Location: The Gurnigel and Pfyffe forest sectors near Bern, Switzerland
Published: 1991

03. 1996 / The Influence of Electrical Charges and Man-Made Pollutants on Airborne Pollen and Spores
Author: R.A. Roos, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Published: 1996

04. 2003 / The effects of microwaves on trees and other plants
Author: Alfonso Balmori Matínez, Biologist, Valladolid, Spain
Published: 2003

04. 2003 / The effects of microwaves on the trees and other plants
Author: Alfonso Balmori Martínez
Published: December 2003

05. 2006 / Book: Plant Electrophysiology
By: Alexander G. Volkov
Published: 2006

06. 2007 / Trees in Electromagnetic Fields
Bäume unter Hochfrequenz
Neue Belege für einen Zusammenhang zwischen Mobilfunk und Pflanzensterben
New evidence for a link between cell phones and plant death
Author: Angelika Fischer, Wolfratshausen – raum&zeit Ausgabe 147/2007
Article, illustrated with photos with text, essential spots on the photos are encircled.
Published: 2007

07. 2007 / Bäume unter Hochfrequenz – PDF
By: Angelika Fischer
Published: 2007

08. 2007 / The Effects of High Frequency Electromagnetic Waves on the Vegetal Organisms
By: M. Ursache, G. Mindru, D.E. Creangă, F.M. Tufescu, C. Goiceanu – “Al. I. Cuza” University, Faculty of Physics, Romania,
Published: September, 2007

09. 2009 / ACADEMIA: Onbekende Boomaantastingen / Photos of Several Sorts of Tree Damages in Netherlands, in Alphen a/d Rijn, and in several other cities, Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Author: Rein André Roos, PhD, Ing.
Published: 2009

10. 2009 / Tree Damage of Unknown Origin
Published: November, 2009

11. 2009 / Electromagnetic pollution from phone masts. Effects on wildlife
2.5. Effects on trees and plants
Author: Alfonso Balmori
Published: 30 January 2009

12. 2009 / Various Effects of Pulsed and Static Magnetic Fields on the Development of Castanea Sativa Mill. In Tissue Culture
Published: July, 2009
By: Romana Ružič, Igor Jerman, A. Jeglič, D. Fefer
What is Castanea Sativa?

13. 2010 / Hindawi – International Journal of Forestry Research
Adverse Influence of Radio Frequency Background onTrembling Aspen Seedlings: Preliminary Observations
By: Katie Haggerty
Published: 13 May, 2010

14. 2010 / If Wi-Fi harms trees, what about children?
By: Dr. Magda Havas
Published: November 24, 2010

15. 2011 / YouTube_logo_(2013-2015) Video Overview of different kinds of tree damage
Published: January 2, 2011

16. 2011 /  vimeo  Video Unknown tree damage by electromagnetic radiation  /  YouTube_logo_(2013-2015) Video Trees are Damaged By Electromagnetic Fields
Currently, trees growing in urban environments in many different countries are suffering from malformations of unknown origin. About 35% of all broadleaf trees is affected. Research has shown that dead cells occur at the outer layers of the tree trunk.
Many believe that the ever increasing electromagnetic fields are the cause of these new tree deseases. There are different studies that proff that this field has negatif influence on trees. More investigation is needed on this topic.
See also their website: Boomaantastingen (Tree damage)
Videos published: 2012

17. 2011 / Tree Damage from Chronic High Frequency Exposure Mobile Telecommunications, Wi-Fi, Radar, Radio Relay Systems,Terrestrial Radio, TV etc.
Place: Groene Paviljoen, Baarn, Netherlands
PDF, 71 pages, illustrated with photos with text and arrow symbols to essential spots on the photos; published by: Puls-Schlag Karslruhe e.V.
Date: 18 February 2011

18. 2011 / YouTube_logo_(2013-2015) Video: Andrew Goldsworthy ~ Effects of Electromagnetic Stress in Trees ~ 2011

19. 2011 / Why our urban trees are dying – PDF / Other version
By: Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy
Published: 2011

20. 2011 / YouTube_logo_(2013-2015) Video Niek van ‘t Wout spreekt over boomaantastingen veroorzaakt door EMF
Published: 29 September 2011

21. 2011 / Dutch Research on Wireless Tree Damage Backs Up “Smart” Meter Plant Harm Observations
Published: October 27, 2011

22. 2012 / vimeo Pecha Kucha Tree Damage: Video on Vimeo 

23. 2013 / Impacts of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) from cell phone towers and wireless devices on biosystem and ecosystem – a review
Keywords: Radio-frequency electromagnetic field; cell phone tower; power density; SAR; non-ionizing radiation; non-thermal.
Studies on Plants, page 206
S Sivani*, D Sudarsanam
Published: 6th Jan 2013

24. 2014 / Smart meters harm trees
Published: May 30, 2014

25. 2016 / Research Gate: Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations
Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Helmut Breunig, Alfonso Balmori-de la Puente, Alfonso Balmori
Published: August, 2016

26. 2016 / PubMed: Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations
Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Helmut Breunig, Alfonso Balmori-de la Puente, Alfonso Balmori
Published: August, 2016

27. 2016 / New tree and plant studies of international research

28. 2016 / Bamberg trees in the high-frequency field of 55 mobile radio transmitters
60 examples from a documentation of over 600 trees (2006-2016)

29. 2016 / Tree damages in Bamberg and Hallstadt – examples from a documentation 2006-2016
Author: Dr. Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam
Published: 2016

30. 2016 / The effect of the non-ionizing radiation on cultivated plants of Arabidopsis thaliana (Col.)
Aikaterina L. Stefi, Lukas H.Margaritis, Nikolaos S. Christodoulakisa
Published: 2016

31. 2016 / Science of the total environment
Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations
Authors: Cornelia Waldmann – Selsam, Alfonso Balmori – de la Puente, Helmut Breunig, Alfonso Balmori
Published: 2016

32. 2016 / Report for UNESCO and IUCN detailing the exodus of species from the Mount Nardi area of the Nightcap National Park World Heritage Area, Australia, during a 15 year period (2000-2015.)
Subject: The correspondence of species disappearance from the Mount Nardi – Mount Matheson area of the World Heritage Site with the application of an increasing amount of electromagnetic technology designated as electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and electromagnetic frequencies (EMF.)
Report prepared and signed by: Mark Broomhall (naturalist / ethno-botanist)

33. 2017 / ResearchGate: Influence of Electromagnetic Radiation on Plant Growth
Authors. Irina Moroz, Ingrida Chemerys
Published: March 2017

34. 2017 / Tree damage caused by mobile phone base stations
An observation guide
By Helmut Breunig
Photos and RF measurements by Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam
Additional photos by Alfonso Balmori, Helmut Breunig, Örjan Hallberg, Volker Schorpp and Monika Schuberth-Brehm
Published: March 2017

35. Page: Tree Damage Observation Guide

36. 2017 / Van ‘t Wout kapt met pijn in het hart zo’n 60 bomen op Prins Bernhardlaan, Alphen a/d Rijn / With a heavy heart Van ‘t Wout cuts about 60 trees in Prins Bernhardlaan, Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands.
Author: Harrie van Opstal
Published: 31 January 2017

37. 2017 / Book: The Invisible Rainbow, a History about Electricity and Life
Author: Arthur Firstenberg
Chapter 16: Bees, Birds, Trees and Humans
Paragraph: The Path Into The Dying Forest
Pages: 350 – 365
Picture: Forest Damage in West Germany during the Cold War, from:
“Forest Decline”, Jülich, Germany, 1988, Jülich Nuclear Research Center for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and German Ministry of Research and Technology

38. 2017 / Book: The Invisible Rainbow, a History about Electricity and Life
Author: Arthur Firstenberg
1st Edition: 2017
2nd Edition: March, 2020
Global Electrical Circuit, 41-42, 43. 115-17, 123
Atmospheric electricity, 17, 40-41, 58, 124; effect on plant growth, 69, 70

39. 2018 / Scientific Reports: Electromagnetic Radiation Disturbed the Photosynthesis of Microcystis aeruginosa at the Proteomics Level
Authors: Chao Tang, Chuanjun Yang, Hui Yu, Shen Tian, Xiaomei Huang, Weiyi Wang & Peng Cai
Published: 11 January 2018

40. 2018 / How does electromagnetic radiation affect plants?
Author: Raymond Lescrauwaet
Published: 15 Jun 2018

41. …. / Baumschäden durch chromische Hochfrequenz-Belastungen
Published by: Puls-Schlag, Mobilfunk-Bürgerforum Groszraum Karlsruhe e.V.

42. …. / Expert Group study: the possible impacts of communication towers on Trees, and Wildlife including Birds and Bees

Birds and cell towers

Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife Including Birds and Bees – PDF – 88 pages –

43. …. / Wireless kills trees

44. 2019 / Tree damages in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations
By: Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Horst Eger
Published in an English translation, out of German (2013): August. 2019

45. 2019 / Mobilfunk & Bäume, Ärzte warnen vor 5G, Stiftung Warentest, Digitalisierung der Bildung – PDF – 40 pages
Author: diagnose-funk
Published: 22 November, 2019

46. 2020 / Netherlands – Massale bomenkap voor 5G? [Massive tree cutting for 5G?]
By: Ria Lurvink-Luttikhold
Published: 9 mei 2020

47. Germany – Website Puls Schlag

  • Hochfrequenzsender verursachen Baumschäden
  • Eine Beweisführung
  • Gesundheitsgefahren durch die mobile Kommunikation und Baumschäden durch chronische Hochfrequenzbelastungen
  • Mobilfunk schädigt die Gene – mit langfristig fatalen Folgen
  • Der Wert der Grenzwerte
  • Kranke Kinder – kranke Zukunft: Jetzt wird es ernst, Frau Merkel!

48. 2020 / Tree damage observed in main-beams from a cell-tower, published by Henrik Eiriksson.



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