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Yearly Archives: 2015

Trees and People

Wind Firm Forests
Published: December 31, 2015

(UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources) Driving down a Connecticut road with a canopy of green overhead delights Connecticut residents. But when a storm strikes, those same trees frustrate residents by blocking roads and causing power outages. Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated state in the union, and with 75% of the land […]

Categories: Stormwise, Tree and Forest Management, Vegetation Management

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UConn Breaks Ground for New Technology Park
Published: December 7, 2015

The University of Connecticut broke ground for its new Technology Park Wednesday, marking a new era of public-private research partnership at UConn that is intended to drive Connecticut innovation and competitiveness in the state, region, and beyond. State lawmakers and representatives from some of Connecticut’s leading industries were on hand to celebrate the new Tech […]

Categories: academic researchers, bioscience connecticut, Center press, industry partners, partnership, partnerships, STEM, tech park, technology park

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New Storm Preparation Center Pairs UConn, Power Company
Published: November 8, 2015

(Hartford Courant) Two days before Superstorm Sandy struck Connecticut in 2012,UConn scientists fed measurements from the storm and historical data from others into a computer model they developed and forecast where the most damage and power outages would occur. Their forecast was very accurate in predicting both the scope and the location of the outages: The […]

Categories: Center press, partnership, reseach, Storm Outage Forecasting

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Trees removed in North Haven to prevent power outages being replaced
Published: August 5, 2015

(New Haven Register)  The town of North Haven is partnering with the University of Connecticut’s Extension of Forestry Program to repopulate trees removed due to their perceived propensity to cause power outages during storms. The collaboration comes as The United Illuminating Co. is in the midst of its vegetation program that calls for the removal […]

Categories: reseach, Stormwise, Vegetation Management

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