Implement a tree transplanting program

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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for tree transplantation

1.1 Liaise with local authorities and information services to determine location of services and utilities, local by-laws and regulations governing the transplanting and transportation of trees

1.2 Inspect tree to ensure the appropriate transplanting operations are implemented

1.3 Identify hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

1.4 Select and use personal protective equipment (PPE)

1.5 Select, prepare and use tools, equipment and machinery necessary to implement tree transplanting

1.6 Select, prepare and use root ball and crown treatments according to the requirements of the species to ensure the tree remains viable throughout the transplanting process

1.7 Notify local residents and authorities where necessary as part of preparing site for transplanting activities

1.8 Confirm assets, property and vegetation related to work zone activities are protected, relocated, or secured from potential damage during transplanting

2. Implement transplanting operations

2.1 Excavate the soil around the root zone and undercut the root ball with minimum stress to the plant

2.2 Prune roots where required to meet the appropriate Australian Standard

2.3 Stabilise tree as the root system is undercut and apply anti-transpirants as a root soak or foliar spray to maintain viability of the plant

2.4 Bind root ball with appropriate material to ensure adequate soil is retained and keep moist prior to transportation and installation

2.5 Lift tree and secure for potential storage or transportation using safe lifting techniques

2.6 Prepare and handle tree or shrub to minimise damage during transportation

2.7 Implement appropriate drainage and soil improvements

2.8 Re-install and stabilise the tree

3. Maintain health and viability of transplanted tree

3.1 Apply water to the transplanted tree over a sustained period to minimise leaf loss and promote new growth

3.2 Apply anti-transpirants and provide nutritional requirements of the species

3.3 Install tree protection devices to provide adequate support and protection

3.4 Monitor tree condition and site to ensure the plant remains healthy

3.5 Clean, maintain and store tools, equipment and machinery at completion of work

3.6 Record completed transplanting program and report to management or the client