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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Writing Pruning Specifications Using ANSI A300: It’s Easier than You Think


    Standards of practice comprise the heart of any profession, and arboriculture is no exception. The ANSI A300 pruning standard is developed through a consensus process that involves professionals from key segments in arboriculture. Pruning specifications are written using language from the standards. Specifications communicate the objectives as well as the exact nature of the work to be performed; this includes the amount, the size, and location of tree parts to be removed.
    This session focuses on usage of the current version of the American National Standards Institute A300 Part 1 to write pruning specifications in a way that customers will understand. These specifications become the working language between field specialist, arborist, and tree owners. Through this, the standards become applicable to a wide range of user groups including tree owners, arborists, vegetation managers, and field specialists. Dane Buell brings a unique perspective to this topic through his experience as a climbing arborist, selling arborist, and now a managing arborist.

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    Dane Buell, SavATree, Bedford Hills, New York, United States

    Dane Buell represents TCIA member firm SavATree and currently serves as Director of General Tree Care for all 23 of its operating locations. Dane is Chairman for the American National Standards A300 committee. Dane's credentials include over 25 years of commercial arboriculture experience, and he is credentialed as a Registered Consulting Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist, and Certified Tree Care Safety Professional. Dane resides in Washington, Connecticut with his wife Karen and their four boys: Dennis, Kenneth, Patrick, and Matthew.

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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