Tree Emergency Manual for Public Officials

The Emergency Tree Manual is designed to be a practical short guide to managing disastrous tree
damage, accompanied by a set of critical documents and standards called the Tree Emergency
Compendium. Its focus is upon urban forests in the public realm, where questions of safety and cost are
critical, and its target audience is public tree managers. To facilitate access to and speed through the
document, it has been written in outline form. 

Copies of this  Manual and the accompanying Compendium are stored at the USDA Forest Service's Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry in Amherst MA, at offices of participating state urban and community forestry coordinators, and at the FEMA Region 1 and Region 2 offices in Boston and New York. 

Funding for this Manual was provided by the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, with
special monies appropriated by Congress after 1998 ice storm in northern New York and New England.
Grant definition, award, and administration were carried out through the USDA Northeast Center for URban & community Forestry.

Project Cooperators

USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area
USDA Forest Service, Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry
Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension
State of Maine, Department of Conservation
State of New Hampshire, Division of Forests and Lands, Urban Forestry Center
State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources, Division of Forests
State of New York, Department of Environmental Conservation

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