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    Author(s): Margaret Miller-Weeks; Chris Eagar; Christina M. Petersen
    Date: 1999
    Source: North East State Foresters Association. 32 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Northern Research Station
    PDF: Download Publication  (781.0 KB)

    Description

    The ice storm of January 1998 affected 17 million acres of forestland in northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, including parts of the Green Mountain National Forest and the White Mountain National Forest. Portions of eastern Canada were also impacted, especially Quebec. The weight of accumulated ice caused trees to snap off or bend over to the ground. Large branches broke within crowns and debris littered the landscape. Meteorologists have called the ice storm a 100-year event, and many compare it to the hurricane of 1938 with respect to damage to the region's forests.

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    Citation

    Miller-Weeks, Margaret; Eagar, Chris; Petersen, Christina M. 1999. The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998, A forest damage assessment for New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. North East State Foresters Association. 32 p.

    Keywords

    ice storm, damage assessment, forestry, private forestry, landowners, damage to trees, The Northeastern Ice Storm of 1998

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