This project was funded by a grant from the USDA Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region in 2009. The data contained in this document and the guide does not include interviews based on experiences with Superstorm Sandy.
A special thanks to the advisors and team for their support throughout the project. Jack McCabe, Davey Resource Group; Kevin Eckert, Arbor Global and Smart Trees Pacific; Alan Yue, Premier Network Systems; and Colleen Carroll, NatureTalks. Thanks to Asplundh and National Grid for the photos used in the document.
Thanks to ISA, SMA, UAA, WCISA, and Aloha Arborists Association for helping with the distribution of the survey; the 70 industry professionals interviewed, the experts who met to ensure the guide was sufficient, scalable and user friendly, and the experts who helped with the review and writing of the guide.