February 18, 2009
Richard Hauer, Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will introduce the issue of making urban forests less susceptible to the damage from ice storms and winter weather events. Along with fires and wind, ice storms are a frequent and major natural disturbance factor in many areas of the country. Likewise ice storms are responsible for deaths and injuries of people and cause dramatic damage and tree loss to urban forests.
Ice storms annually result in millions of dollars in loss, and potentially billions of dollars in losses for extreme and widespread ice storms. Damage to electric distribution systems, blocked roadways, and property damage from fallen trees and limbs pose safety concerns and disrupt normal community functions. This timely topic will be discussed by one of the foremost experts in this area, and this webcast will help to bring you up to date on the latest research findings and outline resource materials that will help you prepare for the next catastrophic event.
One ISA CEU Credit is available for participation in the informational webcast. The CEU is available in the following areas: Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist and BCMA.
Conference Number: PW5056914
Recorded Session archived here.