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Best Practices

This monthly video podcast provides quick tips from ISA's library of resource manuals and Best Management Practices booklets, covering topics ranging from soil texture to chainsaw safety. twice a year a CEU quiz worth 1 CEU credit will be available for purchase covering the previous six month's podcasts.

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Chainsaw Safety Features March 03, 2017 The safety features on a modern chainsaw help keep the user safe and should be checked every time you pick one up. This month’s best practices runs through a quick list of what to look for before starting the saw. Play

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Measuring DBH February 03, 2017 Diameter at breast height (DBH) is the standard for measuring a tree. This video covers this basic but important technique and tools used. Play

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Soil Texture January 06, 2017 Understanding soil texture can help in selecting species for a planting site, and can help determine site limitations that may impact tree health. Play

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Setting Up a Tree Protection Zone December 02, 2016 Trees on or near a construction site face many challenges to survive and thrive, but with some simple planning and adequate protection trees can outlive the construction process. Play

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Personal Protective Equipment November 04, 2016 Safe use of a chainsaw starts before the first pull on the starter cord. Having the proper personal protective equipment is as important as using the proper cutting techniques. Play

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