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BVES first tested the wire with a 10,000-ft installation pilot in a high-fire-risk area of its service territory in the fall of 2019.

Covered Wire Combats California Wildfires

Bear Valley Electric Services becomes the first investor-owned utility to install FR-NP covered wire to help prevent wildfires in its mountainous territory.



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Arbor Day Foundation Celebrates #ArborDayatHome for 2020

The association encouraged its social media followers to support its initiative to plant trees in the national forest for National Arbor Day 2020.

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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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Statements of Support for PG&E's Settlement with Wildfire Victims

Settlement provides for approximately US$13.5 billion to be transferred to a trust to pay victims from wildfires, pursuant to terms of PG&E's Plan of Reorganization.

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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. Click here to learn more.


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Entergy Named 2020 Tree Line USA Utility by Arbor Day Foundation

Entergy was honored for its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Davey’s vegetation management work for utilities is considered an essential service to maintain electric infrastructure. Our clients rely on us to help ensure that hospitals, first responders, communication systems, and essential businesses avoid outages in the midst of a crisis. Learn how we support hospitals through VM patrols.


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T&D World Postpones Wildfire Event to December

The Leadership Forum on Wildfire Risk and Mitigation has been moved to December due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

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ComEd to Maintain Vegetation in Transmission Line Corridors

The utility will work with its contractors to perform tree pruning and vegetation management work this spring and summer.

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Companies Support Tree Planting Programs Across America

To mark the recent Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations, companies invested in planting trees nationwide.


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Herbicide Application Checklist: Know Your Target, Know Your Equipment

Proper stewardship of nonagricultural-use herbicides during brush and weed control applications is necessary for the long-term viability of herbicide programs in the vegetation management industry.

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3 Ways Smart Grid Sensors Mitigate Wildfire Risks

Better situational awareness into conditions on transmission and distribution lines can help pinpoint and mitigate wildfire risks.


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Herbicide Management Innovations & Initiatives

Duke Energy uses technology-driven field trials to test new right-of-way management and customer communication methods.

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Auto-Phase Identification Keeps Out-of-Phase Lines in Line

One commonly inaccurate piece of information is the phasing of the overhead and underground lines. Learn what are the four common reasons for power lines to get out of phase


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Taking Integrated Vegetation Management to the Next Level

While delivering reliable power is a chief objective, expansive spaces also offer a unique opportunity to advance biodiversity through habitat conservation for wildlife and pollinators.

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Managing Land to Enhance Habitat

Information and techniques to enhance wildlife habitat


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