Tree Cleanup After A Storm

Tree Cleanup After A Storm

How trees around the city, businesses and homeowners fared during superstorm Sandy, and what can be done to prepare for future storms.

Many residents and visitors enjoy the 2.5 million trees in the District, but an urban canopy can become a liability in severe weather. Uprooted trees or fallen limbs can take down power lines, injure people and damage cars, homes and businesses. With wind gusts hitting 70 miles an hour and drenching rainfall across our region, many eyed trees warily as superstorm Sandy hit this week. We find out how the city, businesses and homeowners fared, and what can be done to prepare for future storms.

Guests

John Thomas

Associate Director of Urban Forestry, D.C. Department of Transportation

Mark Buscaino

Executive Director, Casey Trees

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