This strategy should work with ice and snow loads as well.
The A standard currently addresses tree pruning practices only. Subcommittees have been formed to address Construction Protection; Cabling, Bracing, and Guying; Soil Modification/Fertilization; Lightning Protection; Equipment Calibration; Tree Growth Regulators; and Shrub, Vine, and File Size: KB. A Pruning standards recognize, but are not limited to, the following pruning objectives: Develop structure, such as to: Improve branch and trunk architecture Promote or subordinate certain leaders, stems, or branches; Promote desirable branch spacing; Promote or discourage growth in a particular direction (directional pruning); Minimize future interference with traffic, lines of sight, or infrastructure.
Arborists adhering to the ANSI A pruning standard will not: leave branch stubs. make unnecessary heading cuts. cut off the branch collar (not make a flush cut) top or lion’s tail trees (stripping a branch from the inside leaving foliage just at the ends) remove more than ANSI A PRUNING STANDARDS With the American National standard for pruning, ANSI A, specifications can be written in a virtual infinite number of combinations.
The following information is designed to help you understand exactly what will be accomplished in a pruning operation done by LAWN-N-ORDER. ANSI A Part 1 – Pruning, should be used in conjunction with the rest of the A standard when writing specifications for tree care operations. Suggestions for improvement of this standard should be forwarded to: NAA Secretary.