A Partnership of UConn and Eversource

Eversource Energy Center



Tree & Forest Management



With 90 percent of power outages during storms caused by trees, Stormwise links forest management and community outreach for stronger, wind-firm trees.

We are working with towns to implement a right tree, right place planting approach for planning before planting and preventing damage to the electric grid.

  • Using tree sway research and laser technology to show the benefits of tree trimming
  • Reducing outages – in both number and duration
  • Retaining the beauty of scenic roads and reducing roadside maintenance costs
  • Identifying best practices readily shared with communities, tree wardens and forest managers
  • Supporting Connecticut’s local wood industry

Eversource Energy Center  | Address: 261 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3276, Storrs, CT 06269-3276 | E-Mail: eversourceenergycenter@uconn.edu