ANSI A300 Part 8: Root Management
The ANSI A300 standards apply to pruning and trimming operations in arobriculture. These voluntary standards have been developed by the Tree Care Industry Association and written by committee with the goal of developing consensus performance standards bosed on research and sound practice. The standards are broken down into distinct topics.
ANSI A300 (Part 8) - 2013 Root Management Standard
This part of the A300 Standard seeks to improve the quality, life expectancy, and safety of trees by promoting and facilitating the care of roots.
Part 8 Root Management Standard is a guide to writing good specifications on work, and addresses the following:
- Trenching near a tree
- Root pruning to mitigate tripping hazards and infrastructure damage
- Managing stem-girdling and stem-circling roots