Trees & Ice: Tracking Winter Weather

NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center (WPC) provides a way for urban foresters to easily monitor 1 to 3 day ice accumulation probability (and other weather events).NOAA Winter Advisory for Ice-Example  A great resource for urban forest managers.

Choose:

  1. precipitation type
  2. forecast duration
  3. accumulation viewing option

Zoom in to an area of interest, or download KML files for viewing in Google Earth.

Image files are also available for download (no need for screen capture!).

URL: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_accum_probs.php

Tree Risk Management, Disasters, and Professional Arborists

Basal decay on oakSpeakers at the Nebraska Arborists Association Great Plains Conference (January 16-17 in Lincoln, NE) covered several topics related to tree risk.  Matt McKeever (Copple, Rockey & McKeever, PC) covered The Law, John Fech (University of Nebraska – Lincoln) discussed Tree Hazard Awareness, and Dudley Hartel (Urban Forestry South) presented Planning for Disaster – The Professional Arborists Role, and Disaster Response – Urban Forest Strike Teams & Municipal Arborists.

Click here for copies of the Urban Forestry South presentations in PDF format that includes the presentation notes.