Managing Veteran Trees: A Comprehensive Approach

Ooze in the News from TCI Magazine 09-04

Mike O’Ryza and the Case of the Vexing View 111020(1)

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Bolts from the Blue

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FUNGAL STRATEGIES OF WOOD DECAY IN TREES

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The Dynamic Forest Frans Vera

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Value of Different Tree & Shrub Species for Wildlife – Ted Green

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Advanced Structural Pruning

Japanese Tree Doctor Training Manual

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Tearing Tilia

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Ancient Tree Guide

Tree Risk Management Form 130405

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Immortality-PLANT SYMBIOSIS AND PATHOLOGY – Alan Rayner

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This post lists some resources illustrating a comprehensive approach to managing veteran trees.  This approach should not conflict with assessment schemes like QTRA, VTA, or TRAQ.  When these assessments lack a comprehensive specification of management options, it’s difficult for tree owners and managers to make decisions.  Historic Tree Care’s policy is to avoid the separation of assessment and management, and allow responsible decisions.

AREA 140801 is the poster presented at ISA International last year.

DD LLL 1406  is a story written to dramatise the assessment and management of one such tree.

Pruning for Preservation 1106 AN speaks for itself!

Kvill Oak Report 140610 copy suggests some management options for the fattest oak in Europe.

US Champion White Oak 140320 looks at the largest Quercus alba in the US.

GFCA_Report_121018final-1.pdf  one more case study of prominent trees near Washington DC, US.  Both are gone now, victims of faulty consulting and destruction by contractors.

ISA CEU Basic Tree Risk Assessment complete describes an early look at the process of integrating assessment and management.

Mitigation or Death was an earlier look, published in advance of a talk at TCIA Expo.

Goodfellow Branch Failure demonstrates the increase in branch stability by small doses of reduction pruning.  Many subsequent studies by North American researchers further establish the effectiveness of reduction pruning.

RETRENCHING HOLLOW TREES FOR LIFE 131226 tcia is the handout from a 2013 talk on this topic.

Retrenchment Fay ITMP is Neville Fay’s general look at planning for this type of work.  My approach is influenced by many arborists around the world, too many to list here.  Neville’s work early on confirmed, supported and informed my work on preserving veteran trees, for which I am most grateful.

I welcome any feedback, corrections, and suggestions to improve this approach, advance our industry, and preserve more trees.  2/15/2015:  Adding more links as requested.

Valuing Vets AA Aug-Sep 2014

Metzger Historic Tree Collection Management 1501

Wessolly How hollow may a tree be

Valuing Vets AA Aug-Sep 2014

Swage research auf 2011

TCIA Biomechanics nov 2010

Tree Risk Management Form 130407

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Ooze in the News from TCI Magazine 09-04

Lightning TCI 2007

LBG III Managing Stem-Girdling Roots1.doc

Detectives Guide to Report Writing 1008 AA

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Fearsome Fossil

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Fantastic Fans

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Disheveled Michauxii

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Detectable Decline

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Detective Dendro – The Case of the Deathly Hollows

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Charismatic Carya

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Bolts from the Blue

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Arrested Araucaria

Detective Dendro – The Bumpy Blackness

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Wonderous Washboard

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Terrible Tar

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Tearing Tilia

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Suspicious Specks

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Spurious Spikes

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Insidious Interceptor

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Ill Illionotus

Detective Dendro – The Case of the Fearsome Fossils

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DD Disheveled Michauxii

DD 1412 Heartless Hedge

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AA Car Canopy

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DD 1310 Alder Alternatives 130910

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Dendro 1306 Ficus


Author: Guy Meilleur

Arborist

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