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Title: Rapid Assessment of Tree Debris Following Urban Forest Ice Storms

Author: Hauer, Richard J.; Hauer, Angela J.; Hartel, Dudley R.; Johnson, Jill R.;

Date: 2011

Source: Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 37(5):236–246

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: This paper presents a rapid assessment method to estimate urban tree debris following an ice storm. Data were collected from 60 communities to quantify tree debris volumes, mostly from public rights-of-way, following ice storms based on community infrastructure, weather parameters, and urban forest structure. Ice thickness, area of a community, and street distance are significant predictors for estimating debris from ice storms. Results from this study provide a way to estimate woody debris volumes from urban trees immediately following an ice storm. The model can also be used to predict debris volumes for storm preparedness planning.

Keywords: Emergency Management, Ice Storm, Storm Damage, Tree Debris, Urban Forest

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Hauer, Richard J.; Hauer, Angela J.; Hartel, Dudley R.; Johnson, Jill R. 2011. Rapid Assessment of Tree Debris Following Urban Forest Ice Storms. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 37(5):236–246.

 


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