Tree Load in Risk Assessment


Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00am to 12:30pm


Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
This half-day course will demonstrate how to incorporate estimates of tree load into ordinary tree risk assessment. Jerry Bond will present the concept and complexity of tree load and provide an overview of the research about load factors. He will then move on to solving the problem of including tree load, the most important development in the field over the last two decades, into the daily work of an arborist. In an outdoor session, participants will apply what has been learned to develop a load profile. The program concludes by considering the utility of this approach across the tree industry. 
Fee $75

Note: This program takes place at the Arboretum's Weld Hill Research Building, located at 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale.

Register at or call 617-384-5277.