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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) have placed a call for public review of a revision draft for the current ANSI A300 (Part 4)-2008, the standard for lighting protection systems in trees.

ANSI Part 4 and 8 standards under final public review

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) have placed a call for public review of a revision draft for the current ANSI A300 (Part 4)-2008, the standard for lighting protection systems in trees. This is the intended final public review draft for this revision and will be open for comments through June 24, 2013. The A300 Part 4 standard addresses the following items:

Lightning protection objectives for trees
Tree and site inspection
Materials
Installation practices
Above-ground system
Below-ground system
Single ground rod system
Multiple grounding system
Horizontal grounding system
Maintenance
Grounding system selection based on site considerations
Lightning protection systems flowchart
Sample specifications

ANSI and TCIA have also placed a call for public review of a revision draft for the current ANSI A300 (Part 8), the standard for root management.This is the intended final public review draft for this revision and will be open for comments through June 24, 2013. The A300 Part 8 standard addresses the following items:

Root management flow chart
Root management objectives
Trunk, flare, and root inspection
Root collar examination
Root management practices
Selective root pruning
Selective root pruning – girdling roots
Non-selective root cutting
Managing the direction of root growth
Alternatives to root pruning and cutting
Managing trees to mitigate root damage or loss
Managing roots in fill
Sample specifications for RCX (root collar examination)

ANSI A300 standards are considered the final authority in civil courts and by most dispute arbitration systems. To review and comment on these standards, click here.


 


For more information about these standards and details on how they can be ordered through TCIA, contact Bob Rouse, Vice President of Industry Standards & Credentialing, at 800-733-2622 or rouse@tcia.org.

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