Storm Planning for the Urban Forest Webinar Series Module 1: Tree Risk Assessment
This first webinar in our series reviews the steps to assess and address risks to your uban forest before disaster strikes. Tree risk assessment involves creating dialogue with emergency management personnel, developing a storm team, and identifying priority areas for assessment. To conduct a risk assessment, communities will be guided through who to hire, the three levels of assessment, and how to use the urban tree risk index. This module will also cover the importance and logistics of mitigating risk by removing trees and pruning, establishing timelines for periodic reevaluation, and performing periodic routine tree evaluations. Led by GIC’s director of Forest Conservation Matt Lee, ISA, TRAQ and Darren Green, Landscape Architect, Alexandria Louisiana.
Cara Specht, Coastal Regional Urban Forester
Phone: (843) 201-2722