Your input needed to develop an Urban Forestry Toolkit for Storm Response

The Friends of Hawaii’s Urban Forest was awarded a 2009 Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) Best Practices Grant to develop an Urban Forestry Emergency Operations Plan Toolkit for Storm Response.  Your input is need to develop this toolkit!

This survey will obtain data on stakeholder needs and preferences which will guide the design of the “toolkit”. Your identity is confidential and limited to the NUCFAC Survey Team.  The survey will help:

1. Assist the team in answering the question “What are the features of an ‘Urban Forestry Emergency Operations Planning Tool’ that would be of value to you?”
2. Answer the question – “How to Prepare for a Storm?”

The raw data collected from this survey will be used as input for focus groups and interviews with arborists, emergency managers, disaster planners, urban planners, and other related professionals who volunteer to participate. Further, your data will be used to create the toolkit and any subsequent planning assets.

Your identifying information will be used in a drawing for the survey reward, to ask additional questions, and to communicate with you any significant findings from the survey.

You are being asked to complete a total of 27 questions. The total time estimated to complete this survey (including the reading of this page) is between 15 and 20 minutes. This survey is divided into 8 sections. A progress bar is located at the top of each page to give you an idea of how close you are to completion.

The survey closed April 14, 2011 for more information contact Teresa Trueman-Madriaga at