A dangerous tree is any tree (regardless of its size) that is hazardous to people or facilities because of:
– location or lean
– physical damage
– overhead hazards
– deterioration of limbs, stem or root system
– a combination of the above
Managing dangerous trees to ensure the safety of workers is a common part of forestry operations. See below for additional information and resources to help.
- Introduction to Dangerous Trees on Forestry Worksites Training – This free online course provides the basics on dangerous trees and is valuable for tree planters or anyone new to forestry.
- Wildlife Dangerous Tree Assessor Certificate Program – UNBC offers a training program that meets the requirements of the OHSR for the proper assessment of wildlife and dangerous trees.
- Wildlife Tree Committee Publications – Links to many resources that will help you assess and manage sites with dangerous trees.
- Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Part 26 – The regulation that outlines the requirements related to dangerous trees.
- Danger Tree Assessment– An excellent video from SAFER that shows many dangerous tree indicators.