TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
— Importance of tree hazard recognition and reduction
— Definition of a tree hazard
— The responsibility of land managers regarding tree hazards
— Tree hazards in the Rocky Mountain Region
RECOGNITION OF TREE HAZARDS
— Common tree defects that may indicate potential hazard
— Dead trees
— Leaning trees
— Root injuries
— Trunk injuries
— Crown defects
— Insect activity
— Hazards of major forest types
— Pinyon-Juniper type
— Mixed-Conifer type
— Spruce-Fir type
— Riparian recreation sites
TREE HAZARD EVALUATION
Identification
Documentation
Corrective action
TREE HAZARDS IN WINTER SPORTS AREAS
APPENDIX
Glossary
Suggested reading
— Tree hazard evaluation form
— Hazard tree location
   
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