Resilient trees, resilient power.
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 is compelled by recent catastrophic storm events in Connecticut.
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Stormwise: Increasing the Storm Resilience of Trees
This webinar was recorded as part of the 2014 webinar series from the UConn Center for land Use Education and Research (CLEAR).
UConn Today - 8/4/2014
UConn Tree Program Cuts Chances of Power Outages
UConn program's goal is managing forest growth near power lines
WNPR - 2/18/2014
Can Science Build Stronger Trees in Connecticut?
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Hartford Courant - 2/13/2014
UConn researchers, go into the woods in search of new ways to protect power lines.
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"I wish to gratefully acknowledge our partners and supporters in this project. Dr. Jeffrey Ward of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station is leading the vegetation management research at the sites in Portland and Litchfield mentioned in the article and at other locations around the state. This research is generously supported by CT Light and Power Co. and a grant from the US Forest Service."
- Thomas E. Worthley, Assoc. Extension Professor, UConn