Thanks to all those that attended today’s webinar on managing trees during construction. We talked about different reasons for managing trees during construction; we discussed the American National Standard for tree management during construction (ANSI A300 Part 5); and we reviewed some of the provisions of ANSI A300 Part 5.
A key point is the later an arborist is brought into the process (planning to design to pre-construction to construction) to try and save trees, the expense increases significantly and the probability of success decreases significantly.
We reviewed case studies of tree management projects we were involved in at Trinity Cemetery in Manhattan, the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, Newark Riverfront Park in Newark, NJ, and Phase 1 Trumbull Street Sewer Separation Project in New Haven, CT. All had different issues, but one thing in common: decisions had to made to prioritize trees that will survive and provide a sense of place, sometimes at the expense of other trees on site.
For those that couldn’t make it, the webinar is posted here (desktop playback only – our apologies).
Registered Consulting Arborists like the members of the SavATree Consulting Group are trained in inventorying trees prior to construction, developing tree management reports, writing tree protection specifications, and monitoring and reporting on tree protection devices and processes before, during, and after construction.