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
Invasion by non-native plant species is a primary concern in forest ecosystem health and biodiversity. Despite extensive research on invasive species, fundamental questions remain on how to quantify the distribution of their populations accurately. Remotely sensed imagery at low altitudes during distinct phenological states can detect the spatial organization of understory invasive shrub species (fig. […][Read More]
Tree Mortality in Connecticut: Spring of 2018 In the spring and early summer of this year, it became apparent that many trees in the state, along the roadside and in our forested areas, were not leafing out. They had not survived the past winter. The area forests have suffered drought, defoliation by gypsy moth, and […][Read More]