Learning about advanced levels of tree risk assessment for consulting arborists

The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is the industry’s premier professional association focusing solely on arboricultural consulting. This week the Association is having its 2014 Annual Conference. Hundreds of consulting arborists from across North America are here to improve their practice as arboricultural consultants.

An advanced technical program included discussions of legal issues consultants face as well as sessions on advanced methods of tree risk assessment.

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Dr. Bruce Fraedrich demonstrates use of sonic tomography for decay detection.

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Dr. Ken James discusses use of tilt sensors to measure tree stability in winds

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Registered Consulting Arborist Bob Booty shows his use of TreeRadar technology in his practice

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Dr. Tom Smiley demonstrates use of drones for aerial tree risk assessment

It’s an amazing conference and I’m excited to be starting my term as President Elect of ASCA.

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