Meeting Information

Recognizing and Reducing Tree Failure Risk in our Communities

Date and Time:

Friday, October 25, 2013  7:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trees are shedding organisms, built to drop limbs and shed other parts. When this happens in natural settings, it creates habitat. When it happens in settled areas it can create property damage and personal injury. Risk management involves inspecting trees, recognizing targets, assigning risk, and identifying the mitigation that can reduce risk. This session will continue to introduce these concepts for the working arborist or landscaper. The afternoon field session will provide practical experience in using the new BMPs for Risk Assessment, following guidelines set forth in the ANSI A300 Part 9 standard. 


7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Welcome,
Denice Britton
8:15 am

Using A300 and BMPs to Write Risk Assessment Specifications, Gordon Mann, Mann Made Resources, Auburn, CA

9:15 am

Tree Failure Profile Featuring Oaks, Larry Costello, Oracle Oak LLC., San Francisco, CA

9:50 am Break
10:10 am

Systematic Approaches to Risk Evaluation, John Leffingwell, HortScience, Pleasanton, CA

11:10 am

We Have More High Risk Trees Than Money. Now What?!, Analisa Stewart, Arbor Entities, Sacramento, CA

12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Instructions for Outside Tree Hazard Assessment
Denice Britton
1:00 pm Outdoor Tree Risk Assessment
Speakers will assist participants in filling out risk evaluation
2:15 pm
Return to Classroom and Discuss Findings.
3:00 pm
Panel of Speakers
3:30 pm CEU Sign Outs
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs




CARD Center - Multipurpose Room
545 Vallombrosa Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

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