URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY
  • Devastating storms and natural disasters can leave you reeling and at a loss of how to begin recovery. Whether you are a city forester acting as a first responder or a landowner checking your property months later, the first step is always safety. It is a common occurrence that people survive storms and natural disasters only to be injured while cleaning up afterward. Be as safe as possible while dealing with damaged and fallen trees. 

     

    Storms often leave trees looking bare and deflated—but these looks can be deceiving. Trees have an uncanny ability to recover from storm damage. Before assuming your trees are lost, give them a quick assessment. A tree professional may be needed to help you decide what to do. Don't hire just anyone who shows up at your door after a storm; hire an ISA Certified Arborist.

     

     + Municipalities

     

    Texas A&M Forest Service provides disaster planning, risk assessment and FEMA debris identification following storms. Risk assessment helps communities identify trees that are an unacceptable risk, and trees suitable for retention and management during disaster recovery.

     

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     + Storm Recovery Podcasts
     + TreeCovery Fund

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    Donate to the TreeCovery Fund to help communities recovery from storms and other natural disasters.