MTWFA Tree Risk Workshop – November 16, 2011

Useful Resource Materials from the Workshop

September 16, 2011
Mass. Technology Collaborative
Weiss Conference Center
100 North Drive
Westborough, MA

BACKGROUND: Every city and town is obligated to maintain the safety of public trees along its streets and roads and in its parks. Where there are trees, there are problems and defects— some natural, some man-made. Limited municipal funding and tight eco- nomic times make it more important than ever that public officials and private con- sultants know how to prioritize tree care in the urban environment.

Dr. H. Dennis Ryan
Professor of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry University of Massachusetts

Dr. David V. Bloniarz
Project Director, Urban Natural Resource Institute USDA Forest Service

David C. Hawkins
Consulting Arborist Urban Forestry Solutions, Inc.


10-Point System PowerPoint Presentation – David Bloniarz

Community Tree Risk Management: Program Planning and Design Manual - US Forest Servicd

Risk Tree Evaluation Data Collection Sheets (Excel File)

Defect Codes and Action Codes (PDF File)

How to Recognize Hazard Defects in Trees – US Forest Service

Hazard Tree Reference Library - US Forest Service