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Tree Care

August 2, 2020
mike@standardsmichigan.com
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“Landscape with a clump of trees” | Théodore Rousseau (1844)

 

“Keep a green tree in your heart

and perhaps a singing bird will come”. 

— Chinese proverb

 

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) is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and posts its public commenting opportunities on its consensus products at the link below:

Current Projects & Public Review Periods

The TCIA standard — A300 Tree Care Operations – Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management – Standard Practices is noteworthy, and summarized below:

Scope: 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 in late February but, as with all ANSI-accredited standards developers, it invites public participation.   Data and war stories are almost always welcomed.  We encourage our colleagues in business units responsible for lawns, trees, gardens and pathways to participate in the TCIA standards development process (Learn more HERE).  We encourage their bosses to cover their travel costs and professional time to participate in the face-to-face TICA meetings.

Stakeholders in any interest category may communicate directly with Amy Tetreault at the Tree Care Industry Association, (603) 314-5380, atetreault@tcia.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 Lawn & Garden breakout teleconference; open to everyone.

 

Issue: [Various]

Category: Landscaping & Exterior

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jack Janveja, Richard Robben


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