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BS 3998:1989

Recommendations for tree work

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : May 1989 Replaced By : BS 3998:2010

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BS 3998:1989 gives general recommendations for tree work, and guidance for owners of established trees, agents of the owners, and those responsible for planning, specifying and undertaking work on maturing trees.

Recommendations are given  for safety precautions, sterilization of tools; preparations for wound treatment; bracing materials; techniques for applying nutrients and improving soil physical conditions; chemical treatments; and a method for protecting a large tree to be used as an anchor.

This revised standard was found to be necessary due to research findings, changes in techniques, equipment and chemicals; and due to the requirements for safety at work under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974 and the Food and Environment Protection Act, 1985, Part 3: Pesticides etc.

Standard NumberBS 3998:1989
TitleRecommendations for tree work
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 May 1989
Withdrawn Date31 December 2010
Cross ReferencesBS 462, BS 873, BS 1397, BS 2763, BS 4043, BS 4423, BS 4428, BS 4928, BS 5240:Part 1, BS 5837, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Food and Environment Protection Act 1985, Protection of Eyes Regulations 1974, Safety Signs Regulations 1980, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, 79/117/EEC
Replaced ByBS 3998:2010
ReplacesBS 3998:1966
Amended ByAMD 6549
Draft Superseded By86/14078 DC
DescriptorsTree surgery, Landscaping, Arboriculture, Forestry, Silviculture, Trees (plants), Urban and rural works, Pruning, Safety measures, Machine tools, Sterilization (hygiene), Bracings, Guying, Occupational safety, Agricultural safety, Protective clothing, Fire safety, Agricultural chemicals, Fertilizers, Soil improvement
Title in FrenchRecommandations relatives aux travaux forestiers
Title in GermanEmpfehlungen zur Durchfuehrung von Baumarbeiten
ISBN0 580 17170 1
File Size430 KB

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