Tree Risk Assessment: Best Management Practices
Tree Risk Assessment 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. In doing so, tree risk assessors should recognize the value of preserving trees and the importance of avoiding unnecessary treatments. Topics include risk assessment basics and types of risk associated with trees; levels and scope and tree risk assessment; assessing and evaluating risk from tree failures; tree risk categorization; risk reporting; and tree risk mitigation, including preventive and remedial actions.
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. These are companion volumes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 standards. The books are produced in the USA, but the contents are relevant to tree work elsewhere, including the UK
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