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Example Reports for Consulting Arborists, 3rd Edition
If you've ever wondered what others include in their written reports, this is the resource for you. This publication includes sample cover letters and Consulting Arborist reports showing you how to format your written booklet reports; reports submitted to meet the graduation requirement for ASCA's Consulting Academy; and real-life reports submitted by Consulting Arborists to their clients.

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NEW!
Guide to a Professional Consulting Practice
ASCA's newest publication, Guide to a Professional Consulting Practice, provides guidance for setting up a consulting practice, as well as information on the role of Consulting Arborists and how they perform their duties.

Chapters will include:

  • Overview of Arboricultural Consulting
  • Practice Management
  • Duties to Customers, Clients, and Employers
  • Insurance
  • Methodology
  • Adequate Data
  • Verifiable Results
  • Limited or Preliminary Reports
  • Related and Unrelated Business Activities
  • Ethics
  • Ethical Principles
  • Roles
  • ASCA Designations and Duties
  • Resources for Consulting Arborists

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Best Management Practices: Tree Risk Assessment
This Best Management Practices (BMP) publication is intended to serve as a guide for arborists to assess tree risk as accurately and consistently as possible, to evaluate that risk, and to recommend measures that achieve an acceptable level of risk. In doing so, tree risk assessors should recognize the value of preserving trees and the importance of avoiding unnecessary treatments.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Risk Assessment Basics
  • Levels and Scope of Tree Risk Assessment
  • Assessing and Evaluating Risk from Tree Failures
  • Tree Risk Categorization
  • Tree Risk Mitigation: Preventive and Remedial Actions
  • Risk Reporting
  • Glossary
  • Appendices

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A Consultant's Guide to Writing Effective Reports, 1st Edition
Writing reports is one of the most important services provide by Consulting Arborists — documenting and communicating the arborist's work in the field. While report writing is a skill that can be learned through good instruction and examples, it must be honed through practice.

A Consultant's Guide to Writing Effective Reports walks you through the multiple-step process of report writing, from the initial planning and organizing of the content through the final packaging and presentation of the finished report.

Chapters include:

  • Planning & Organizing Before You Write
  • Creating a Readable Report
  • Designing to Maximize Usability
  • Drafting the Report, Cover to Cover
  • Reviewing and Editing Your Draft Report
  • Adding the Finishing Touches
  • Presenting Your Report to the Client
  • Glossary

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The Consultant's Legal Guide
The Consultant's Legal Guide is your complete resource for understanding basic legal terms, negotiating better agreements, protecting intellectual property, controlling legals costs, and more. Throughout the book, real-life examples and case studies illustrate the problems- and the solutions to those problems-that, as a consultant, you face on a regular basis. The accompanying disk provides you with useful tools, sample forms, checklists, and paths to technology-based resources.

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The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond
No matter if you are a consultant with years of experience under you belt or you are just starting out in your career, The Business of Consulting is the reference you'll turn to again and again. The second edition offers new features, contains the most current information on the topic, and

  • Addresses dynamic growth areas and trends, such as coaching and new pricing models
  • Explains how to protect your business with trademarks, contracts, business licenses, and other legal concerns
  • Offers a wealth of new samples, including contracts, marketing plan templates, sample proposals, and more
  • Shows how to generate multiple income streams and passive income
  • Includes advice on balancing a professional consulting with a personal life
  • Explores the challenges of conducting international business

The companion CD-ROM contains the worksheets and forms presented in The Business of Consulting. Personalize these tools as needed and print them out in order to project cash flow, track your time, tabulate your expenses, hire a subcontractor, plan your marketing campaigns, and much more!

The Business of Consulting has all the information you need to run your consulting business with confidence.

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Marketing Your Consulting Services
Marketing Your Consulting Services is a complete how-to guide that will help you develop and implement a dynamic marketing plan that will make your consulting business more visible to clients and more competitive in the marketplace. Written by Elaine Beich- one of the foremost experts in the field of consulting- this practical and easy-to-use resource includes useful guidance, practical ideas, special consulting considerations and creative tips.

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Arboriculture & the Law
This publication is a great reference manual. Although it cannot be substituted for specific legal advice, it discusses many duties and responsibilities a landowner, municipality, private tree company, practicing arborist, or public company has under various circumstances. It also covers the rights and measures of damages a property owner has in given situations.

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Guide for Plant Appraisal, 9th Edition
Authored by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, this publication is intended to provide the professional plant appraiser with information to properly determine the size, species, condition, and location factors that influence the value of plants. It can be used for the valuation of plant casualties, insurance purposes, real estate transactions, plant condemnation actions, and tree inventories.

In the 9th edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, the most significant procedural change is that in both methods (Replacement Cost and Trunk Formula) the costs of the replacement tree and its installation are adjusted by the Species rating. The rationale for this is that the costs of an installed replacement tree are based on its cost of production and its cost of installation. These costs do not necessarily reflect the quality of the species when mature, therefore, they also are adjusted by the Species rating.

The individual steps in the written directions and in the appraisal worksheets are similarly numbered in both the Replacement Cost Method and the Trunk Formula Method so that there is less chance for confusion. Within each, the steps are divided into: 1) Field Observations, 2) Regional Plant Appraisal Committee and/or Appraiser Developed or Modified Information, and 3) Calculations by Appraiser Using Field and/or Regional Information.

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Workbook for the Guide for Plant Appraisal, 9th Addition
This workbook, which is a companion to the Guide, was developed by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers and is published by ISA.

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Tree Law Cases in the USA
Written by Lew Bloch, this expanded second edition of Tree Law Cases in the USA is an intriguing overview of more than 200 cases in tree law. This book reflects the experiences of more than 25 attorneys and Consulting Arborists in these areas: trespassing, roots, real estate, views, negligence, boundary & border line trees, municipalities & highways, utility companies, easements & rights of way, and safety practices. This book offers a fascinating look at interesting, relevant, and sometimes amusing tree cases past and present- an excellent resource for consulting arborists, lawyers, and insurance professionals.

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Cost of Cure: Field Form Reports
Cost of Cure is a detailed packet of worksheets to assist the professional arborist in determining the cost of replacing and/or repairing plants and landscape features to pre-casualty condition. Produced by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, the publication includes a site layout grid and worksheets for estimating the cost of debris removal, hardscape restoration, plant replacement, and plant restoration and establishment. The kit also includes a guide to assist with the determination of plot size for assessing plant loss and damage. Includes 10 file folders and a 50-page tablet of plant replacement cost worksheets.

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Field Report Guide Folders
Developed and authored by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, and designed for use with the ninth edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal, this is a heavily constructed manila file folder that includes four sections: Tree Appraisal Field Notes (Information for Replacement Cost and/or Trunk Formula Method); Field Report Guide for Trunk Formula; Guide for Judging the Condition of Landscape Trees; and a Location Chart. (Site/Contribution/Placement Factors to Consider in Determining Location Values.) Price is for a set of 12 folders.

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ANSI A300 Standards

ANSI A300 (Part 1) Pruning

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ANSI A300 (Part 2) 2011 Soil Management

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ANSI A300 (Part 3) Support Systems

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ANSI A300 (Part 4) Lighting Protection System

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ANSI A300 (Part 5) Construction Management

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ANSI A300 (Part 6) Planting & Transplanting

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ANSI A300 (Part 7) Integrated Vegetation Management

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ANSI A300 (Part 8) Root Management

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ANSI A300 (Part 9) Tree Risk Assessment

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