Environmental Services Apps

ISA Basic Tree Risk Assessment Form

Conduct tree risk assessments and gather information to help tree owners and managers inform decisions that will help promote the safety of the health, longevity, and safety of trees and the environment. Use this mobile assessment form, defined by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), to accurately log the tree locations, evaluate the tree conditions, and photograph any defects found. Leverage the synthesized assessment to make recommendations to manage and mitigate any risks. This form is customizable to suit your specific assessment needs and will work in both on and offline conditions.

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ISA Basic Tree Risk Assessment Form

General

Client

Date

Time

Tree no.

Sheet

Of

Tree species

dbh

Height

Crown spread dia.

Assessor(s)

Assessor Name

Tools used

Tool Name(s)

Time frame

Target Assessment

Target number

Target description

Target protection

Target zone

Occupancy rate

Practical to move target?

Restriction practical?

Site Factors

History of failures

Topography

Slope %

Aspect

Site changes

Describe

Soil conditions

Describe

Prevailing wind direction

Common weather

Describe

Tree Health and Species Profile

Vigor

Foliage

Normal

Chlorotic

Necrotic

Pests/ Biotic

Abiotic

Species failure profile

Describe

Load Factors

Wind exposure

Relative crown size

Crown density

Interior branches

Vines/Mistletoe/Moss

Recent or expected change in load factors

Tree Defects and Conditions Affecting the Likelihood of Failure

Crown and Branches

Unbalanced crown

LCR

Dead twigs/branches

% overall

Max. dia.

Broken/Hangers

Number

Max. dia.

Over-extended branches

Pruning history

Cracks

Lighting damage

Codominant

Included bark

Weak attachments

Cavity/Nest hole

Previous branch failures

Similar branches present

Dead/Missing bark

Cankers/Galls/Burls

Sapwood damage/decay

Conks

Heartwood decay

Response growth

Trunk

Dead/Missing bark

Abnormal bark texture/color

Codominant stems

Included bark

Cracks

Sapwood damage/decay

Cankers/Galls/Burls

Sap ooze

Lightning damage

Heartwood decay

Conks/Mushrooms

Cavity/Nest hole

Depth

Poor taper

Lean

Corrected?

Load on defect

Likelihood of failure

Risk categorization

Overall tree risk rating

Overall residual risk

Data

Inspection limitations

Advanced assessment needed