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Digital BMP- Tree Risk Assessment, Second Edition (2017)

By E. Thomas Smiley, Nelda Matheny, and Sharon Lilly
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ISA is grateful for the support of the Utility Arborist Association (UAA) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in digitizing this publication.
Sponsored by UAA Sponsored by PG&E

*NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: You can view the content online through your ISA account with an internet connection but you will not be able to print or download the materials.

ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.

This BMP is intended to serve as a guide for arborists to assess tree risk as accurately and consistently as possible, to evaluate that risk, and to recommend measures that achieve an acceptable level of risk. It also serves as a companion publication for the American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Tree Risk Assessment a. Tree Failure).

Topics in this BMP include:
  • Risk Assessment Basics
  • Levels and Scope of Tree Risk Assessment
  • Assessing Targets, Sites, and Trees
  • Tree Risk Categorization
  • Risk Mitigation: Preventive and Remedial Actions
  • Risk Reporting
  • Tree Related Conflicts That Can Be a Source of Risk
  • Loads on Trees
  • Structural Defects and Conditions That Affect Likelihood of Failure
  • Response Growth
  • Description of Selected Types of Advanced Tree Risk Assessments

(©2017, 86 pp.)

*Replaces 1st edition (2011)

Also available in Print.

Available through ISA’s Quebec chapter in French.


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