Sources for More Information
Bulletin #2: When a Storm Strikes
Storm Recovery Web Pages
Much more information about preventing or recovering from storm damage has been developed by the Arbor Day Foundation. Visit our storm recovery pages, which offer help in both video and downloadable print formats. This site has been created to assist homeowners and to provide educational information for media to use in newspapers and broadcasts after a storm strikes their community.
Another important Arbor Day Foundation website is Community Tree Recovery. Here you will find how the Foundation and its partners take an active role in storm or wildfire recovery by providing gratis tree seedlings for replanting private lawns as well as streets and parks.
Spanish Version Available
A condensed version of this bulletin is available in Spanish. In addition to individual use by home or business owners, this makes an excellent handout for the training or continuing education of non-English speaking field workers in arboriculture or landscaping.
Other Helpful Links
Storms Over the Urban Forest by John W. Andresen and Lisa L. Burban
This comprehensive, online publication covers topics ranging from preparing for natural disasters to regreening the community. It was produced by the U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
Storm Damage to Landscape Trees: Prediction, Prevention, Treatment by Gary R. Johnson and Ben Johnson
Another good website that illustrates problems, lists trees that are most vulnerable to the kind of problems that lead to damage when a storm strikes, and offers preventative ideas.
Trees and Ice Storms—The Development of Ice Storm-resistant Urban Tree Populations by Richard J. Hauer, Mary C. Hruska, and Jeffrey O. Dawson
Thorough treatment of ice damage in natural and urban forests, including history, kind of damage, management, prevention and much more.
Call 1-888-448-7337 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
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