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Welcome to the Urban Forest Strike Team website

Providing resources to support Urban Forest Strike Teams throughout the US.

Role of the Urban Forest Strike Teams...

Arborists can provide disaster planning assistance to communities, risk assessment, and FEMA debris identification following storms. Risk assessment helps communities identify trees that are an unacceptable risk, and trees suitable for retention and management during disaster recovery.

Photo: 2009 UFST Class in Brooksville (FL), USDA FS, 2009

Task Specialist Class
Gustav Windthrow

Recent Examples of UFST Responses...

Follow this link for example reports and maps from Baton Rouge (Hurricane Gustav 2008), and Madisonville, Kentucky (2009 Ice Storm).

Photo: 2008 Gustav Windthrow, USDA FS, 2008