Wildlife in ANSI Standards and ISA BMPs

by Ryan Gilpin Red-tailed Hawk nest building. Photo by Peggy Honda I find it personally gratifying to open up an ANSI Standard or ISA BMP and find mentions of wildlife. Our urban forests are vital to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and those wildlife add a remarkable amount of enjoyment to the lives of us city-dwellers. The first time that … Read More

Dismembered dead trees “donated” for education

Have you ever considered that fallen, dead trees might be able to donate their old parts for education? ¬†Indeed they can, i.e. with the help of a chain saw and a friend. The Cavity Conservation Initiative has been searching for bits and pieces of dead wood that show signs of wildlife use. ¬†Senior Park Ranger, Ed Bridges, at Riley Park … Read More