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ANSI A300 Standards

The ANSI A300 Standards are a set of work quality guidelines for the tree care industry. These guidelines are organized into 10 parts.


Part 1: Pruning

Overview

Pruning standards

Normative references

Definitions of industry terms

Pruning practices - covering tree inspection, tools, proper cuts, wound treatment, objectives, pruning types, specialty pruning, pruning palms, and utility pruning


Part 2: Soil Management

Overview

References

Objectives

Specifications

Practices

Assessment

Modification

Fertilization

Drainage

Definitions


Part 3: Supplemental Support Systems

Overview

References

Definitions

Practices

Cabling

Bracing

Propping

Guying Established Trees

Guying Newly Planted Landscaping

Inspection and Maintenance

Hardware


Part 4: Lightning Protection Systems

Standards

References

Definitions

Practices

Maintenance

Hardware


Part 5: Management During Site Planning, Development, and Construction

Standards

References

Definitions

Tree Management Practices

Tree Protection Practices


Part 6: Planting and Transplanting

Standards

References

Definitions

Planting

Transplanting


Part 7: Integrated Vegetation Management a. Utility Rights-of-way

Standards

References

Definitions

Practices

Applications

Tree Pruning and Tree Removal


Part 8: Root Management

Standards

References

Definitions

Practices

Root Pruning and Cutting

Managing Direction of Root Growth

Post Root Management Care


Part 9: Tree Risk Assessment

Standards

Tree Failure

Specifications and Objectives

Level of Tree Risk Assessment

Definitions


Part 10: Integrated Pest Management

Standards

References

Practices

Tools and Equipment

Definitions



The ANSI A300 Standard is an integral part of our employee training, and should be for any tree service or tree worker. It is also extremely valuable for property owners and managers to outline their own tree management and identify quality contractors.



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