The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), an ANSI member and ANSI-accredited standards developer, serves as the secretariat for the ANSI A300 series of Standards for Tree Care Management (ANSI A300 Parts 1 through 9).
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved a major revision of ANSI A300 (Part 5)-2012 Management of Trees and Shrubs During Site Planning, Site Development, and Construction. ANSI also approved a major revision of ANSI A300 (Part 6)-2012 Planting and Transplanting standard.
The revision of ANSI A300 (Part 5)-2012 Management of Trees and Shrubs During Site Planning, Site Development, and Construction provides substantial additions and changes to the old standard. The new A300 Part 5 standard now addresses the following items relating to the conservation of trees and woody shrubs during construction and development activities:
Project planning phase
Tree resource evaluation
Project design phase
Post construction phase
Tree protection practices prior to and during demolition, construction, and landscaping
Implementation of tree conservation recommendations
Use of Barriers
Disposal of building waste
Fill soil (grade change)
Management report information (Annex)
The new ANSI A300 (Part 6)-2012 Planting and Transplanting standard now addresses the following items:
Plant and site inspection
Timing of transplanting
Determining the root ball size (for transplanting)
Digging trees and shrubs
Moving and storage of plants
Digging the planting hole
Planting woody plants
Planting container stock
Specific palm planting standards
For more information about these standards and details on how they can be ordered through TCIA, contact Bob Rouse, chief program officer, at 800-733-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.