Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning

Trees are an important part of our community’s infrastructure. They provide us with many valuable and irreplaceable environmental, economic, and social benefits. But, during a storm, our trees are also at risk and can cause significant damage not only to infrastructure but also to personal property.

Community Forest Storm Mitigation plans serve as a guide for assessing current storm readiness, for creating a summary of your community’s current forest management program and as a storm mitigation checklist.

A Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Workbook and Template are available at this link: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/community-forests/management/trees-storm-safety/

PowerPoint presentations from community forest storm mitigation workshops are available here.

Please contact the Georgia Forestry Commission Sustainable Community Forestry Program staff if you need any assistance with your plan.