“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
― William Shakespeare
The condition of campus gardens, trees and landscaping is a central element of ambiance, brand identity, environmental instruction and even revenue tied to charitable donations. The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) will be updating a standard relevant to our #TotalCostofOwnership agenda: A300 Tree Care Operations – Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management – Standard Practices. From the project prospectus:
Scope: Part 3 Supplemental Support Systems standards are performance standards for the installation of cabling, bracing, guying, and prop systems in trees and woody shrubs. It is a guide for drafting supplemental support system specifications for consumers as well as Federal, state, municipal, and private authorities including property owners, property managers, and utilities.
Project Need: Revision needed to review and incorporate changes in industry standard practices, as appropriate, since the approval of the current standard.
Stakeholders: Tree Care industry, Green industry, arborists, Land Care industry, landscape architects, property managers, utilities, urban planners, consumers, government agencies.
The comment period for this product closed on July 29th but, as with all ANSI-accredited standards developers, it welcomes welcomes public participation (Learn more HERE). Stakeholders in any interest category may communicate directly with Amy Tetreault at the Tree Care Industry Association, (603) 314-5380, firstname.lastname@example.org, 136 Harvey Rd # 101, Londonderry, NH 03053.
We devote an hour every month to codes and standards that should be guiding the safety and sustainability agenda of the workgroups responsible for the condition and appearance of campus landscaping, lawns, gardens, sidewalks, lighting and trees. See our CALENDAR for the next Grounds & Landscaping breakout teleconference; open to everyone.
Category: Landscaping & Exterior
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jack Janveja
— Facilities Services (@utkfacserv) March 1, 2019