Photo Blog: Urban Forest Strike Team Mock Disaster Training
Southern Group of State Foresters
Urban and community forestry professionals from across the Southeast converged in Arkansas this week for a unique mock-disaster training event. The training, hosted by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry and the Southern Group of State Foresters, qualified participants to deploy in Urban Forest Strike Teams (UFSTs) following natural disasters nationwide.
Once completed, the assessment will indicate how many trees on public property were damaged in the storm, how many of those will require care or need to be removed, and which trees are safe to remain with managed care.