This article examines one way that recent and authoritative tree risk assessment standards and best
management practices can be systematically incorporated into utility arboriculture. The development
of a tree risk assessment specification document for a particular utility provided us with an opportunity
to bring together new research-based procedures and existing management systems. The result
presents a case-study that is not only timely and inherently interesting, but also might prove useful to
other utilities considering updating their tree risk assessment programs....(Read more...)