New 2017 edition now out
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.
Risk Assessment Basics
Levels and Scope of Tree Risk Assessment
Assessing Targets, Sites, and Trees
Tree Risk Categorization
Risk Mitigation: Preventive and Remedial Actions
Tree Related Conflicts That Can Be a Source of Risk
Loads on Trees
Structural Defects and Conditions That Affect Likelihood of Failure
Description of Selected Types of Advanced Tree Risk Assessments
Publisher: - ISA - more
Year: - 2017
Authors: - Smiley, E.t., Matheny, N. & Lilly, S.