Hurricanes and Trees, Yikes

Did Hurricane Irma leave you with fallen trees, broken branches, or uprooted trees? The University of Florida /Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) created the Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program after the devastation of the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. The main goal of the program is to foster a healthy urban forest that is more wind-resistant. The program is aimed at citizens and communities who seek to rebuild and set better management practices so that future storms are less devastating.

What to do after a hurricane….
Looking to Replant…..
Managing a Wind Resistant Urban Forest….

Should you have any questions regarding trees in Manatee County please contact Michelle Atkinson at michelleatkinson@ufl.edu or at 941-722-4524 x1818.

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Posted: October 2, 2017


Category: Disaster Preparation, Work & Life
Tags: Hurricane, Landscape, Swprohort, Trees, Wind Resistant


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