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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy
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    Emergency Tree Risk Management in New York City

    Summary

    Hurricane Sandy destroyed thousands of mature trees across New York City. NYC Parks utilizes a comprehensive emergency tree incident response protocol to tackle such severe weather events. The protocol has been developed using historical experience and federal guidelines for incident management together with our new “Storm Mobile” computer application. This carefully planned approach facilitates rapid risk assessment of damaged trees, field generation of prioritized work orders, and optimal dispatching of forestry crews. It also allows NYC Parks to efficiently utilize additional resources and continually provide accurate progress reports on our risk mitigation operations.

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    Matthew P. Wells , Director of Tree Preservation, New York City Department of Parks, New York

    Matthew Wells is the Director of Tree Preservation for NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. He started his arboricultural career as a tree surgeon in his local village in England before moving into municipal tree care in London and now New York.  Matthew specializes in historical tree preservation, public tree protection and tree risk management. He has presented papers at arboricultural conferences globally and is a past Trustee of the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Matthew is a Certified Arborist and a Chartered Arboriculturist.

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