Tree Risk Assessment

Jim Maloney

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Syracuse
TRAQ, for me, was not an educational opportunity in regards to becoming a better risk assessor. It’s focused on protecting you and your clients from litigation or at least surviving litigation through procedure and orderly documents, especially a defined Scope of Work. It is not about evaluating, assessing and rating tree defects for risk
 

F450.

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Location
lone star state
TRAQ, for me, was not an educational opportunity in regards to becoming a better risk assessor. It’s focused on protecting you and your clients from litigation or at least surviving litigation through procedure and orderly documents, especially a defined Scope of Work. It is not about evaluating, assessing and rating tree defects for risk
That's what I am seeing as I read through the manual. It's not what I had expected. 3 years ago Julian A Dunster did a 2 day conference on risk assessment and it was more on analyzing trees for failure. During the course we were told we would be grandfathered in when it became a qualification. Not so.
 

easyphloem

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Location
Louisville, KY
That's what I am seeing as I read through the manual. It's not what I had expected. 3 years ago Julian A Dunster did a 2 day conference on risk assessment and it was more on analyzing trees for failure. During the course we were told we would be grandfathered in when it became a qualification. Not so.
Did you take the TRACE? I did in 2012, and was grandfathered in.

I have not seen the material for the new TRAQ. I have heard it was watered down.

SZ
 

F450.

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Location
lone star state
Did you take the TRACE? I did in 2012, and was grandfathered in.

I have not seen the material for the new TRAQ. I have heard it was watered down.

SZ
Really......? I wonder if the isa would still honor it. The material is long winded and drawn out. Much rather be climbing or even dragging brush lol.
 

guymayor

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Location
East US, Earth
I agree about focus on procedure, CYA, scope etc. basics, watered down, and lack of material on actual analysis and inspection.

That's why I am taking Standard Tree Inspection sessions on the road, as an augmentation of sorts--coming soon to a chapter near you! :bailando:

The procedure is still very defect-and-target-driven, enabling snap judgments; I prefer a more arborcentric approach. re "common core", I guess I'm in a state...of mind...not to take it. OK info, but limited, and missing key elements in the attached. Just one opinion!
 

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