We did a small research project after a heavy snow storm that happened in October when the trees had leaves in western mass when I was in school. There was a ton of damage, it wss really neat to see how different species handled it.
That is also going to be a little deceptive to Midwest trees, Different species of oaks with entirely different form. I'm assuming there are also quite a bit of failures associated with Sudden Oak Death?? It also goes my number reported...doesn't relate it back to a percentage of the total population.
For example, if I told you that more white colored cars are in fatal accidents every year than purple colored cars (I'd bet the farm on it), does that mean that purple cars are safer? Of course not...it is reflective that 1:5 cars on the road are white while less than 0.5% are purple.
So, in CA: does more oaks failing mean that they are weaker trees than Eucalyptus? I doubt it.
It is certainly not an exact transfer to trees, but it is a starting place... The USFS Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material has strengths listed by species for LUMBER at 12% MC. This is obviously not the same as trees. Other factors come into play in the landscape. Branching angles, for one, will make a huge difference. Regardless of how strong the wood is, bad branching angles will lead to more failures. But we all know that is not a perfect predictor either because Zelkova, for example, can have miserable angles yet stay together while Pear and Silver maple that look just like it will get blown to pieces.
Anyhow, in the book see chapter 4. Especially Table 4-3 starting on page 79.