Sources for More Information

Bulletin #68: How Communities Recover From Disasters

Important Publications

  • Catastrophic Storms and Urban Forests. The 2008 report to the Secretary of Agriculture by the National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council.
  • Urban Tree Risk Management: A Community Guide to Program Design and Implementation, Jill D. Pokorny, Coordinating Author (USDA Forest Service). A comprehensive guide to tree risk assessment and management, something particularly important following disasters.
  • Storm Response: Types of Storms and Their Effects on Trees by Geoff Kempter. This is the first of a 3-part series appearing in the International Society of Arboriculture’s Arborist News (June 2013). ISA members receive this monthly publication. Others should contact ISA at 888-472-8733.

Direct Links Related to Climate Change

Storm Recovery Kit

Information for the mass media or individual property owners is available elsewhere on this Arbor Day Foundation website. Included are practical tips and downloadable articles and graphics ready for use by local newspapers or television stations affected by storms.

Also visit the reference page for Tree City USA Bulletin No. 2, ’When a Storm Strikes.‘

Links to additional information about cases presented in Bulletin 68

More Information

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