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MnSTAC President Dear Midwest Urban Foresters,
I represent the U.S. Forest Service on the ANSI A300 Standards Committee. As you likely know, there are currently ten ANSI A300 parts (see list below). The committee is discussing the pros and cons of combining all of the parts into one document, much like the ANSI Z133 (Arboricultural Operations - Safety Requirements). We would like your input on this.
If you use or reference the A300 standards and have an opinion on whether one document would be just as useful, not as useful, or more useful than the current ANSI A300 parts, please indicate so at the 1-question poll in the link below no later than Monday, March 2nd.
ANSI A300 (Part 1) - Pruning
ANSI A300 (Part 2) – Soil Management
ANSI A300 (Part 3) – Supplemental Support Systems
ANSI A300 (Part 4) – Lightning Protection Systems
ANSI A300 (Part 5) – Management of Trees and Shrubs During Site Planning, Site Development, and Construction
ANSI A300 (Part 6) – Planting and Transplanting
ANSI A300 (Part 7) – Integrated Vegetation Management
ANSI A300 (Part 8) - Root Management
ANSI A300 (Part 9) – Tree Risk Assessment
ANSI A300 (Part 10) – Integrated Pest Management STSC: 2020 MN SHADE TREE SHORT COURSE
It Takes 100 Years to Grow a Century-old Tree
So, why aren’t we spending more time, effort and dollars to save our “halfway there” trees? Maybe we just need some proof that tree preservation can be done. Guess what? Proof is on the way come March 17 and 18 at Bethel University! Yaaaay!
Jodi Refsland will give you the perspective of a landscape architect working to preserve trees on construction sites. Ed Hayes will focus on preserving “veteran” trees that are more than halfway there. Lee Mueller will warn us about what happens when trees aren’t maintained, and Rich Hauer will have some inspirational news from 40 years of construction and tree preservation along the streets of Milwaukee.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 Time: 9:45 a.m.—Check-in and Refreshments
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.—Workshop Location: REI, 750 W American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420, Community Room Cost: $20/person, pay at the door with cash or check only. Registration: Pre-registration required by Thursday, March 5.
Space is limited so register soon!
To register and for more information contact Janet Erdman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate what tools you are interested in working on.
Sponsored by the Metro Area MN Women’s Woodland Network and the Minnesota Forestry Association; with support from the Minnesota Society of Arboriculture and Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa.