Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations

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A tree does not move unless there is wind.
- Afghan Proverb

(Photos by Richard Lynn)

Atmore Brewton

Storms Happen!

Somewhere each year, a storm event occurs that will forever change the face of a city, town, community, or neighborhood. Storms are a way of life in Alabama . Urban forests are also a way of life in our state and when the two collide, the results can be severe. That's why communities and citizens must take steps to mitigate the damage caused by storms and trees - especially when it affects people, places, and things.

6 Ways Your Community Can Better Storm-Proof its Urban Forests

  1. Use Professional Tree Care Standards
  2. Regularly Inspect and Assess Trees
  3. Keep Systematic Records of Tree Care Activities
  4. Use Trained Urban Forester and Arborists
  5. Don't Ignore Urban Tree Hazards
  6. Plant the Right Tree in the Right Spot

David Daughenbaugh inspects damaged caused by tree failure during Hurricane Katrina.  According to local officials, Mobile's urban forest suffered more damage than during Hurricane Ivan.

Federal funds are available through Auburn University to help local communities restore hurricane damaged or destroyed urban trees. Funds can be used for:

  • Urban tree assessments (public property)
  • Urban tree inventories (public property)
  • Urban tree remediation (public property)
  • Urban tree replacements (public/private property)

Who Can Apply for These Funds?

  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Educational institutions


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