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.
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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.
Demonstration Sites Around Connecticut