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Assessing Damage and Restoring Trees After a Hurricane

[An] Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program

"After the devastation of the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, the USDA Forest Service provided grant funds to help communities recover. Urban forest recovery projects have taken several forms, including new tree plantings, inventory and damage assessment, pruning programs, and replacing invasive plants with more wind resistant species.

"A team of scientists at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has been tracking and studying major hurricanes since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 to determine their effects on the urban forest.

"The information in this publication was gained from these studies and is part of the Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program. The main goal of this program is to foster a healthy urban forest that is more wind resistant. It is aimed at citizens and communities who seek to rebuild and set better management practices so that future storms are less devastating." [from Introduction]

Duryea, M.L., Partin, T.J., Gilman, E.F., Delgado, A., Lehtola, C.J., Kampf, E.
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University of Florida, IFAS Extension
Gainesville, FL (US)
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Storms, Disaster
Leaf characteristics, Leaf characteristics, Restoration, Restoration, Hurricane, Hurricane, Recovery, Recovery
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