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Category - Disaster Planning

Northern Virginia Urban Forestry & Disaster Planning
posted Feb 22, 2014 11:22 AM by dhartel

The quarterly NOVA urban forestry roundtable heard presentations from Lauren Ohl-Trlica (Arlington County EM), George Roarty (Virginia Department of Emergency Management), and Dudley Hartel (Urban Foretstry South).

The links below are for the Urban Forestry South presentation and handouts:

Role of Professional Arborists in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Disaster Resources for Urban Foresters

Urban Tree Risk Resources

Or visit TreesVirginia for all of the presentations.


Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI (3rd Webinar)
posted Dec 28, 2012 12:08 PM by dhartel

Picking up with the discussion from the December 6th & 13th webinars, we will discuss how to take the information produced in the first two webinars to create a Vegetation Risk Management Plan (VRMP) to compliment your county's Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Will also discuss debris staging areas to include in your VRMP based on the UTRI.

When: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 2:00 PM (EST) - Duration: 1:00

Presenters: Rachel Barker & Dudley Hartel

Direct URL link to the Webinar

or...

Go to UFSe Events to download instructions

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Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI
posted Dec 06, 2012 05:05 PM by dhartel

UTRI – Risk zones, assessments, and mitigation

Picking up with the discussion from the December 6th webinar, we will demonstrate and discuss the GIS processes for each of the UTRI layers (vector to raster conversions, assigning relative ranks for each layer, and the map algebra step) leading to the final UTRI for each street segment. This webinar will also discuss field verification, ANSI A300 risk assessment levels used, and mitigation recommendations and prioritization.

When: Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 2:00 PM (EST) - Duration: 1:00

Presenters: Rachel Barker & Dudley Hartel

URL direct link for the December 13th Live Meeting

To UFSe Events for downloadable instructions (Recommended for new Live Meeting users).

Meeting time: Dec 13, 2012 2:00pm EST (Thursday) - Access beginning at 1:00PM EST

 

DOWNLOADS:

Check on Tuesday the 12th for handouts to download.

AUDIO INFORMATION:

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Access Code: 2358744

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Urban Tree Risk & Disasters: Vegetative Risk Management Plan & UTRI
posted Dec 06, 2012 09:07 AM by dhartel

URTI – Getting started & data and data preparation
Following a very brief introduction to the Vegetation Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index, we will discuss the sources and basic preparation of data needed to produce the tree risk zone map with UTRI used for pre-storm mitigation and planning.

When: Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 2:00 PM (EST)
Duration: 1:00
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Meeting time: Dec 6, 2012 2:00 PM (EST)

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Access Code: 2358744
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2. Enter Access Code 2358744#
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