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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Tree Risk Assessment Update


    Tree risk assessment is an integral part of every working arborist’s day. With the introduction of the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Best Management Practice the way the tree risk assessment should be conducted has changed. The Tree Risk Assessment BMP was used as a basis for the ISA’s new Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program. This talk will update attendees on the status of the TRAQ program and provide information from the BMP with a focus on the new concepts including levels of risk assessment, determining the likelihood and consequences of tree failure, and the matrix approach to assessing tree risk.

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    E. Thomas Smiley , Ph.D., Plant Pathologist/Soil Scientist, Bartlett Tree Research Lab, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Dr. Tom Smiley is an arboricultural researcher at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina, and an adjunct professor of urban forestry at Clemson University. He received an M.S. in plant pathology from Colorado State University and his doctorate in urban forestry from Michigan State University.

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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