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BPA focuses on clearing its right of ways around its transmission structures to reduce potential ignition for wildfires.

BPA Deconstructs the Wildfire Equation

Bonneville Power Administration engages in a top-down review of its equipment and operations to help preserve its legacy of safety.



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Eversource Invests $41 Million in Tree Trimming Across Massachusetts

Work is scheduled along more than 2,700 miles of electric distribution lines.

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Keeping our infrastructure and right-of-way areas accessible and safe demands both smart strategy and the right products. Corteva Agriscience offers the expertise and industry insights you need, with the products and technical support to make you successful. Click here to learn more about our complete portfolio of herbicides.

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DTE Energy's Critical Infrastructure Work to Improve Reliability

Customers had a 65% improvement in reliability in most areas where trees were trimmed.

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Cities Recognized Worldwide for Urban Forestry Management

The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched a new Tree Cities of the World program.

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The UAA is an organization of more than 5,000 individuals who are committed to the proper maintenance of trees and other vegetation for the purpose of ensuring the safe and reliable distribution of energy. The UAA’s mission and vision are based on its culture of safety, environmental sustainability and operational excellence. Click here to learn more.



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Loftness Introduces Mulching Heads for Standard-Flow Skid Steers

The new horizontal drum mulchers include a two-stage cutting chamber and an adjustable primary shear bar.

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Powering habitat for wildlife through proper rights-of-way maintenance

Watch this video to learn the importance of integrated vegetation management on utility rights-of-way.


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ArborFest EXPO Offers Hands-On Training and Education

The event, from April 17-19, 2020, in Asheville, North Carolina, will present indoor seminars and outdoor demos for arborists.

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From the Archives

Some outages are hard to predict based only on tree trimming cycle lengths. On March 6, 2017, the earliest confirmed tornados in Minnesota history touched down, causing tree and pole damage on the Connexus Energy system near the town of Zimmerman. This was immediately followed by about 6 inches of snow, subfreezing temperatures and 30-mph winds with even larger gusts, making damage removal difficult at first for this Asplundh lift crew assisting with power restoration.

Effect of Cycle Length on Tree-Related Outages

Connexus Energy dives deep into data for greater vegetation management insight.

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Laser Measurement for Vegetation Management

A ComEd Vegetation Management (VM) crew uses laser rangefinders to measure mandatory line clearances


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