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Welcome to the Urban Forest Strike Team website

Providing resources to support Urban Forest Strike Teams throughout the US.

Urban Forest Strike Teams continue to evolve...

Arborists can provide disaster planning assistance, risk assessment, and FEMA Public Assistance (PA) information to communities following natural disasters. Our most recent mock exercise was held in Durham (NC) where 23 UFST Task Specialists, Team Leaders, GIS Specialists, and US Forest Service urban foresters used ArcGIS Online for data collection and reporting.

Photo: 2016 UFST Mock Exercise in Durham (NC), USDA FS, 2016

UFST Mock Exercise - Durham, NC
Gustav Windthrow

Recent Examples of UFST Responses...

Follow this link for example reports and maps from Baton Rouge (Hurricane Gustav 2008), and Madisonville, Kentucky (2009 Ice Storm).

Photo: 2008 Gustav Windthrow, USDA FS, 2008