Managing Storm and Disaster Damage in Landscapes and Nurseries
Provided by Dr. Anthony LeBude, Extension nursery specialist, this webpage provides valuable resources related to flooding (plant tolerance), diseases and storm damage. These insights are for Hurricane Matthew (Oct. 2016) and may not apply to other storms or disasters that occur at other times of the growing season.
It’s always difficult to prepare for and make decisions after storms and natural disasters, because they do not occur often and everyone is usually physical, emotionally and intellectually exhausted. Since there are not many reports about nurseries directly after flooding in terms of which plants might bounce back if not discarded, the following is a compilation of ideas from several specialists based on existing research, reports in the landscape, experience and plain intuition.