Using this Module
Tree damage and hazard assessment are very important. Assessing your trees before and after storms can help property understanding the impacts of storms on trees will allow you to develop both preventative measures to decrease the probability of tree damage and management approaches to care for trees after damage has occurred. Of course, there is no way to completely protect trees from storm damage. Storm damage to trees can be minimized through proper species selection and care of trees. If storm damage does occur, quick action is necessary to assess the damage and initiate care for the tree.
Tree Damage& Hazard Assessment Module Content
This module provides background information on tree damage and hazard assessment. It also discusses the factors that should be considered during this process.
The learning objectives for this module are to:
- Key ways on how to prevent damage
- Indicators on how to properly predict damage
- How to proper assess damage and hazard
- Thing to do when damage occurs
All of the objectives for this particular module can be found in the Module 5 PowerPoint presentation and accompanying presenter’s notes. The fact sheers and other suggested resources provide supplemental information. The packaged PowerPoint for the Tree Damage & Hazard Assessment module is presented in such that the material can be relayed to the audience with relative ease and in a logical sequence. Since audiences and situations vary, the presentation can easily be modified to suit specific target audiences.
Tree Damage & Hazard Assessment Fact Sheets
5.1 Predicting Tree Failure
5.2 Tree Wounds
5.3 Prevention of Tree Failure
5.4 Understanding Lightening & Associated Tree Damage
5.5 How to Recognize & Prevent Tree Hazards
5.6 Repairing Storm Damaged Trees