ANSI standards that promote healthy trees under public review

The Tree Care Industry Association has placed a call for public review of the following American national tree care standards.

  • Part 2-2011 Soil Management a. Modification, b. Fertilization, and c. Drainage
  • Part 6-2012 Planting and Transplanting
  • Part 7-2012 Integrated Vegetation Management

The public review period for all three runs from December 22, 2017 through February 2, 2018. The review documents will be posted on A direct link is The documents contain instructions for submitting comments.

Keeping trees healthy is a main concern of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), an ANSI member and ANSI-accredited standards developer. TCIA is an industry trade association whose members are comprised of tree care companies. TCIA also serves as the secretariat for the ANSI A300 series of Standards for Tree Care Management Operations (ANSI A300 Parts 1 through 10). A300 standards are written by the ANSI-accredited A300 committee.

ANSI A300 documents provide standard definitions and tree care management standards for all aspects of tree health management, including pruning, utility pruning, soil management and fertilization, tree support structures, tree management and preservation during construction and land use, tree planting and transplanting, integrated vegetation management for utility rights-of-way, and tree risk assessment.

Source: TCIA