Identifying and managing the risks associated with trees in urban areas is a subjective and complex process. This book provides a background including dozens of photographs and four useful appendices to help arborists and urban foresters augment their field experience to analyze structural defects, failure patterns, and site conditions as they pertain to tree risk assessment. This information allows managers to better identify and assess tree risk, and formulate efficient, prioritized work plans for mitigating risk and creating a safer environment. It is a valuable book for your collection of tree risk assessment resources. (©1994, softcover, 85 pp., full color photos, appendices)

By Nelda Matheny and James R. Clark