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Landscaping to Reduce Insurance Claims

Learn how to establish and maintain a landscape that is disaster resilient and that will help reduce your insurance claims when there is a disaster. Presenter Beau Brodbeck will talk about wind resilient trees and design considerations for wind resilience. He'll also help you learn about identifying potentially hazardous trees.

Beau Brodbeck is a Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES).

This webinar is hosted by the EDEN Community of Practice.


Resources Highlighted in this Webinar

Storm Publications at the bottom on Ed Gilman's webpage:
From: University of Florida

Excellent wind tolerant tree list for Alabama
From: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Homeowner Guide to Safer Trees
From: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Preventing Soil Compaction:
From: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

E-learn video Training Module on Urban Forest Management
From: USFS

USFS Tree Risk assessment pub:

Trees and Ice Storms:


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