On a calm June evening in 2017, a 22-inch diameter limb suddenly fell upon a person in a municipal park, causing severe harm. The limb was part of a locally significant, 90-foot tall, 125-year-old plains cottonwood that was climbed by school kids as part of Arbor Day celebrations only weeks before the limb failed. The tree was pruned 5 years before the incident, but could this failure have been predicted and avoided? Are arborist certifications, qualifications, and routine visual inspections enough to defend our actions against charges of breach of duty? In this presentation, Mike Garvey discusses these questions. Watch the ISA 2020 Virtual Conference Rewind Series videocast, and then take this accompanying CEU quiz to check your knowledge. This quiz is worth 0.5 credits. (A, U, M, T, Bm)
CEUs for this quiz may be earned only once during the life of your certification.