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TCIA Tree Standards Out for Review

Friday, May 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: TCIA Press Release
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Trees in ChicagoLONDONDERRY, NH - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) have placed a call for public review of a revision draft for the current ANSI A300 (Part 4)-2008, the standard for lighting protection systems in trees. This is the intended final public review draft for this revision and will be open for comments through June 24, 2013. The A300 Part 4 standard addresses the following items:

  • Lightning protection objectives for trees
  • Tree and site inspection
  • Materials
  • Installation practices
  • Above-ground system
  • Below-ground system
  • Single ground rod system
  • Multiple grounding system
  • Horizontal grounding system
  • Maintenance
  • Grounding system selection based on site considerations
  • Lightning protection systems flowchart
  • Sample specifications

ANSI and TCIA have also placed a call for public review of a revision draft for the current ANSI A300 (Part 8), the standard for root management.

This is the intended final public review draft for this revision and will be open for comments through June 24, 2013. The A300 Part 8 standard addresses the following items:

  • Root management flow chart
  • Root management objectives
  • Trunk, flare, and root inspection
  • Root collar examination
  • Root management practices
  • Selective root pruning
  • Selective root pruning - girdling roots
  • Non-selective root cutting
  • Managing the direction of root growth
  • Alternatives to root pruning and cutting
  • Managing trees to mitigate root damage or loss
  • Managing roots in fill
  • Sample specifications for RCX (root collar examination)

ANSI A300 standards are considered the final authority in civil courts and by most dispute arbitration systems. To review and comment on these standards, click here.  For more information about these standards and details on how they can be ordered through TCIA, contact Bob Rouse, Vice President of Industry Standards & Credentialing, at 800-733-2622 or rouse@tcia.org.  


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