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Stormwise is a forest vegetation management program with the goal of reducing the risk of tree-related storm damage to power lines. Implementing proper long-term management practices in woodlands along utility corridors will create healthy, storm resistant and aesthetically pleasing trees and forest stands. The development of Stormwise was initiated by recent catastrophic storm events in Connecticut.

Human Dimensions

Human Dimensions

Social science is an important tool for integrating the aspects of roadside tree and forest management that are important to people while also managing trees for public safety and electric power reliability.

Forest Management

Forest Management

Tackling the challenge of maintaining the aesthetic appeal of forested Connecticut byways while reducing the potential of tree-caused damage to the utility infrastructure during severe storms.

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing

Providing accurate 3D measurements of the landscape, such as tree heights and stand density.

tree biomechanics

Tree Biomechanics

Measuring changes in tree sway dynamics with the intent to evaluate and improve the resiliency of the forest edge in storm-force winds.

UConn Today Articles

Techniques that rely on adaptive silviculture can help trees become more resilient to severe storms

Stormwise helps develop forest systems in Connecticut that are resilient to climate change and coexist with human infrastructure

Fine-tuning remote sensing to protect forests from the spread of dangerous critters

The University of Connecticut has recognized several faculty, staff, and students with the annual Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship. The awards recognize scholarly activities led by members of the UConn community that are in collaboration with local, regional/state, national, or global communities to create conditions for the public good, culminating in sustainable […]

Connecticut residents are broadly supportive of tree management practices, but good communication is essential

Gypsy moth infestations and drought conditions have weakened trees throughout Connecticut to such an extent that forests were particularly vulnerable when Hurricane Isaias swept through in August.

On Campus Sustainability Day, a roundup of sustainability news from the latest research, to student endeavors, and ‘green’ initiatives.

A new statewide program integrates sound forest management and research to reduce the damage caused by extreme weather.