Trees are an important part of our community’s infrastructure. They provide us with many valuable and irreplaceable environmental, economic, and social benefits. But, during a storm, our trees are also at risk and can cause significant damage not only to infrastructure but also to personal property.
Community Forest Storm Mitigation plans serve as a guide for assessing current storm readiness, for creating a summary of your community’s current forest management program and as a storm mitigation checklist.
A Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Workbook and Template are available at this link: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/community-forests/management/trees-storm-safety/
PowerPoint presentations from community forest storm mitigation workshops are available here: http://www.gufc.org/resources/presentations/
Please contact the Georgia Forestry Commission Sustainable Community Forestry Program staff if you need any assistance with your plan.