ISA has developed a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services.
This BMP describes proper installation and maintenance of lightning protection systems that can effectively prevent serious lightning damage to trees. It also serves as a companion publication for American National Standard for Tree Care Operations—Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Management—Standard Practices (Lighting Protection Systems).
Topics in this BMP include:
Identification of Trees Needing Lightning Protection
Limitations of Tree Lightning Protection Systems
Susceptibility to Lightning Strikes
Lightning Protection Materials and Equipment
Lightning Protection System Design and Installation
Lightning Protection System Maintenance
Electrical Testing of Grown-Over Conductors
Testing Ground Systems
Glossary of Terms
Publisher: - ISA - more
Code: - ISBN: 9781881956921
Year: - 2015
Authors: - E. Thomas Smiley, A. William Graham, Jr, and Scott Cullen