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Badly damaged woodland by ice storm

Division of Forestry
Storm Damage Information

Following a severe storm, many people are concerned about the damage sustained and potential loss of trees.  Once powerIce storm damage photo from January 2009. has Kentucky winter wonderlandbeen restored and safety issues resolved, homeowners and forest landowners should consider basic steps to make sure their trees have the greatest chance to recover from damage.  

The following series of publications and website links have been developed to provide you with information on how to revitalize your trees after a cataclysmic storm:
 


HELP. . .

 My woods have Been damaged, what should I do?  My yard trees have Been damaged, what should I do?
 Burn Woody Debris Safely  Do Not Top Your Trees
 Contact the Division of Forestry  Help Trees Recover from Ice Storms
 Cut Firewood  Hire an Arborist
 Hire a Consulting Forester  Proper Tree Selection
 Managing Ice-Damaged Forest Stands  Preparations Before a Storm Strikes
 Managing Woodland Damage and Health  Pruning Young Shade Trees
 Regenerate My Timber  Trees for Wildlife
 Salvage My Timber  



Who do I call for assistance with:
 

Brush Disposal and Burning Regulations 

Forestland Damage

Landscape Tree Damage 

County Solid Waste Coordinators  Kentucky Association of Consulting Foresters           Consulting Arborists
Forest Fire Hazard Seasons Kentucky Division of Forestry Regional Offices County Cooperative Extension Service 
Safe Debris Burning Tips  Tax Tips for Forest Landowners  Homeowner's Insurance Coverage FAQs
 Kentucky Division for Air Quality Timber Tax Deductions for Casualty Loss 

 

 
     

This is a photo of tornado damage from March 2012.

This is a photo of tornado damage from March 2012.

This is a photo of tornado damage from March 2012.