The Kentucky Division of Forestry has completed its initial assessment of storm damage from the recent ice and wind storms, and private property owners could receive federal money for their damaged trees.
The rising cost of fighting federal wildfires has diverted scarce U.S. Forest Service funds away from some state programs. That’s why state foresters are applauding the U.S. House of Representatives’ decision to pass legislation that sets aside emergency funds for fires.
A team of arborists called an Urban Forest Strike Team will begin work tomorrow to assess tree damage caused by January’s ice storm. Lynn Brammer with Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet says they’ll survey trees on publicly owned land. “For one, they want to assess the trees to determine if the damage is so… Continue reading Forestry Experts to Survey Ice Storm Damage
The Kentucky Division of Forestry is gathering information for a federal survey and part of that survey will include public input.
Kentucky Division of Forestry officials suspect a large wildfire near the Breathitt and Owlsey County line was deliberately set.