FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 16

FEATURE

COMMUNITY TREE RECOVERY
PROGRAM REGROWS
PANHANDLE CANOPY
Arbor Day Foundation Assists Local Residents
By WILL LINER, Urban Forestry Program Manager, Florida Forest Service

MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION people live in the Florida counties impacted by Hurricane Michael, where
many residents cherish the trees that define their communities. The community forest canopies sustained significant damage,
and the loss of tree cover has created negative economic and ecological consequences to hundreds of communities, including
decreased property values, loss of tourism appeal, increased storm water runoff, loss of energy and conservation benefits and
degraded air quality.
The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) approached the Florida Forest Service with a desire to help soon after this historic storm.
With all hands on deck, community reforestation efforts began and the first Community Tree Recovery events for the Hurricane
Michael-impacted areas were scheduled on Florida Arbor Day, Jan. 18, 2019.

"REFORESTING THESE
AREAS WILL TAKE TIME,
AND WE ARE COMMITTED
TO HELPING ENSURE THE
LONG-TERM SUCCESS OF
RECOVERY EFFORTS," SAID
JIM KARELS, STATE FORESTER
AND DIRECTOR OF THE
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE.
"I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER
ORGANIZATION TO PARTNER
WITH IN THIS ENDEAVOR THAN
THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION.
THEIR SUPPORT BRINGS HOPE
AND HEALING TO FLORIDIANS
AS THEY MOVE FORWARD
WITH RE-ESTABLISHING THEIR
COMMUNITIES."

Representatives from the Florida Forest Service, Verizon, the Arbor Day Foundation,
International Paper, Texas Roadhouse and Florida State University shown here at the treeplanting ceremony on the FSU Campus in Panama City on Florida Arbor Day, Jan. 18, 2019.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019

Executive Outlook
2019 Legislative Report
Forestry Day at the Capitol
Suppression Challenges in the Panhandle Confirmed
Timber Damage Further Quantified
Community Tree Recovery Program Regrows Panhandle Canopy
Project Learning Tree Brings the Forest to the Kids
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
Forest Stewardship Program Builds on Partnership and COMMUNICATION
Snapshots
Noteworthy
Products & Services Showcase
Index of Advertisers
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - intro
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - cover1
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - cover2
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 3
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 4
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 5
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Executive Outlook
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 2019 Legislative Report
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 8
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 9
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Forestry Day at the Capitol
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 11
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Suppression Challenges in the Panhandle Confirmed
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 13
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Timber Damage Further Quantified
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 15
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Community Tree Recovery Program Regrows Panhandle Canopy
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 17
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Project Learning Tree Brings the Forest to the Kids
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 20
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Forest Stewardship Program Builds on Partnership and COMMUNICATION
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 22
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 23
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Snapshots
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Noteworthy
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Products & Services Showcase
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 27
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 28
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 29
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Index of Advertisers
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - cover3
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