The New ISA Pruning Standard: It’s Just Doing What You Say You’ll Do

Jan 23 2018 - 4:15pm

The 2017 revision of the ISA ANSI A-300 standard for pruning will improve our ability to describe pruning to clients and crews.  Old terms and concepts have been dropped, and the logic and flow of writing pruning specifications made much clearer.  This talk will describe the changes and give examples of how easy the standard is to implement.

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R.A. Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory

Neil’s degrees are in forestry: a BS from Cook College/Rutgers University, an MS from the University of New Hampshire, and a PhD from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  He spent several years on the faculty of natural resources at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and for 30 years since has been a practicing arborist.  At the R.A. Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory since 2000, he participates in research, provides technical support, and does numerous lectures and workshops. He is a Certified Arborist, NJ Licensed Tree Expert, ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor and a member of the Society of American Foresters.