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.
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.
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.
Providing accurate 3D measurements of the landscape, such as tree heights and stand density.
Creating a Stormwise Community
Stormwise Your Town
- Critical/Key Locations
- Engaging Citizens
- Commitment of Resources
Become a Stormwise Practitioner
- Tree Harvesters
Demonstration Sites Around Connecticut
News and Updates
Several Uconn forestry folks attended this years winter meeting. Our research posters, detailing various aspects of the Stormwise project, took up a good portion of the display area. They included: Extending the Value of Urban Trees, Presented by Tom Worthley and authored by Naieem Kelly, a high school student in Hartford who participated […][Read More]
Many opportunities for us to share the work we do with Stormwise are coming up this month! This project has inspired a great variety of research from roadside forest ecology to the social science of our communities, and even mapping forest cover with drones! We look forward to showing off and inspiring discussion among the […][Read More]