In this episode, Lauren Grand is joined by Glenn Ahrens and Scott Altenhoff to discuss the impact of storms on Oregon’s forests.

“The old adage, ‘A stitch in time can save nine’ – preventative maintenance, although it is an expense, it can really pay off in dividends.”

– Scott Altenhoff, Program Manager for Urban and Community Forestry Assistance for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Hypsometer (Glenn)

Binoculars (Scott)

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2 thoughts on “EPISODE 46: STORM DAMAGE”

  1. Thank you for this great information. I live in an urban neighborhood with a large number of very large Douglas Fir Tress and we had many of them them fall, some with catastrophic consequences during this last ice storm. In terms of preventing/managing risk factors, how do “berms” impact the root system of these large trees? There are many locations where people have built dirt berms (for various reasons) within the drip line around these tress. Is this a good idea? Can berms be done in a way that doesn’t affect the strength of the root system with regards to: *type of material used? *height of berm? distance of berm around the tree 1/4, 1/3, whole? *time taken to create the berm (6″ per year, etc)?
    Thank You for your time!

    1. I’ve reached out to ODF’s Urban Forestry program to help us answer these questions. I’ll reply to this comment when they get back to us.

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