(Ivan) Success Stories / Progress To Date

Extension Specialist to Help
Hurricane Ravaged Communities

Alabama communities have a new resource to help them restore and repair badly damaged urban forests. Beginning September 1, Beau Brodbeck came on board in response to recent hurricane and storms that have plagued Alabama and the Gulf Coast . Beau will be located in the Bay Minette office of the Baldwin County Extension System. His duties will include monitoring compliance of USDA Forest Funds used by communities for urban tree replacements, remediation, assessments, and inventories. He will also develop educational programs for citizens, municipal employees, and private contractors.

Beau is a recent graduate of Auburn University 's School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences.

Hurricane Ivan Financial Assistance
Program Project Summary

The Hurricane Ivan Financial Assistance Program is well on its way. To date there 51grants underway in the Urban Tree Replacement, Urban Tree Assessment, and Urban Tree Remediation categories in an estimated 32 communities. Communities working with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System or planting hurricane resistant trees, replacing trees lost or damaged during last years series of devastating hurricanes.

Additionally, Auburn University has contracted with ArborPro, to provide professional tree assessment services to 5 communities in Alabama.  To date four of the five communities have been assessed and are in the process of developing prioritized work lists and maps for the remediation contractors who will begin in many of these communities in early June, 2006.

The remedial pruning has begun in Fairhope and Daphne who applied for their own funds, however, for most of the communities Auburn University will be contracting with a single contractor to provide remedial services following their urban tree assessments.  Please find below more detailed information on each project.

Greenville tree replacement

Evergreen Tree Replacement Project

Urban Tree Replacement
Organization Allocated Funds Matching Trees
City of Jackson $2,900.00 $2,625.00 32
City of Andalusia $18,455.25 $6,151.75 50
City of Mobile $57,000.00 $19,000.00 760
City of Gulf Shores $84,350.00 $32,370.00 100
Magnolia Springs Garden Club $34,500.00 $11,500.00 250
Turtle Point Science Center $20,665.00 $6,427.00 26
Dauphin Island Sea Lab $0.00 $0.00 0
Town of Kinsey $3,525.00 $1,425.00 150
Garden District (Montgomery) $14,958.00 $14,538.00 300
Capitol Heights (Montgomery) $15,000.00 $5,000.00 200
City of Monroeville $17,035.00 $7,700.00 161
City of Evergreen $6,065.00 $5,100.00 56
City of Fairhope $10,000.00 $10,000.00 200
City of Greenville $29,810.00 $15,609.00 542
City of Robertsdale $10,000.00 $3,333.33 130
Jeff Davis Community College $18,750.00 $6,250.00 125
City of Brewton $50,000.00 $14,500.00 250
City of Atmore $75,000.00 $38,186.00 500
Town of Taylor $4,800.00 $1,671.00 150
City of Selma $15,680.00 $8,600.00 120
City of Montgomery $16,612.00 $8,306.00 200
City of Bay Minette $7,500.00 $2,500.00 60
Town of Flomaton $44,100.00 $15,100.00 350
City of Prichard $10,000.00 $7,500.00 75
Old Cloverdale (Montgomery) $8,785.00 $8,106.00 175
City of Homewood $12,968.10 $8,622.70 172
Town of Excel $13,597.00 $7,600.00 100
Our Savior Catholic Church $35,937.00 $15,746.00 122
City of Decatur $14,017.50 $10,422.80 72
Lighthouse Community Corp. $4,256.21 $2,900.00 12
Mobile Botanical Gardens $8,189.00 $2,723.67 125
Mobile County Commission $39,450.00 $11,845.00 450
City of Mobile $7,500.00 $2,500.00 100
Faulkner State  $5,497.50 $1,832.50 10
Town of Dauphin Island $81,125.00 $20,281.25 500
City of Foley $37,070.00 $18,494.00 200
Total $835,097.56 $354,466.00 6825

assessment selmaarborpro assessment

(Selma Assessment)

Urban Tree Assessment
Organization Contractor
Turtle Point Science Center ArborPro
City of Satsuma ArborPro
Jeff Davis Community College ArborPro
City of Selma ArborPro
Brewton City Schools ArborPro
Total Funds $22,800.00

Daphne Remediation Daphne assessment 2

Daphne Remediation Contractor

Urban Tree Remediation
Organization Contractor/ Requested Funds Matching
Turtle Point Science Center Wolf Tree unknown
City of Satsuma Wolf Tree unknown
City of Fairhope $48,000.00 $16,000.00
City of Bay Minette $15,000.00 $5,000.00
Jeff Davis Community College Wolf Tree unknown
City of Brewton Wolf Tree unknown
Brewton City Schools Wolf Tree unknown
Town of Flomaton Wolf Tree $10,000.00
City of Daphne $40,000.00 $13,334.00
City of Greenville Wolf Tree unknown

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