ANSI Standards: What’s Happening and How You Can Help


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

(Part 5)-2012 Management of Trees and Shrubs during Site Planning, Site Development, and Construction: The public review period runs from December 7, 2018 through January 21, 2019. The review documents are posted on The documents contain instructions for submitting comments.

Additionally, TCIA has submitted a Project Initiation Notice (PINS) for the following American national tree care standard:

(Part 3)-2013 Supplemental Support Systems: If you have any general suggestions, notes, or comments on Part 3, please email and the A300 committee will review at the next committee meeting.

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. TCIA 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.