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AI Improves Resilience of Vegetation Management

New technologies can provide vegetation insight across a utility’s vast service territory, improving the performance of vegetation management programs, according to IBM.




Safety Spotlight: Protecting Yourself from Pesky Pests

Due to the nature of their work, vegetation management professionals must protect themselves against insect-borne diseases.

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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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FirstEnergy Employees Emerge as Green Thumbs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The utility's employees listen to an educational webinar before planting pollinator gardens at First Energy locations.

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Eversource Uses All-Electronic Tree Trimming Permission Protocol

Essential work continues along more than 4,200 miles of electric distribution lines.

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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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Tree Planting Underway for #TeamTrees Initiative

Through the program from the Arbor Day Foundation, 20 million trees will be planted by 2022. Check out a video clip of one of the featured projects.

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Milwaukee Announces the MX FUEL 14-In. Cut Off Saw

The new saw features less noise and vibration and offers push-button activation.

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The UAA is comprised of more than 5,000 members 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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Economics of Herbicide Use

What are the economic benefits of herbicide use?


Rights-of-way are for the Birds

Watch Penn State’s Brad Ross describe a wire zone/border zone concept and benefits it provides to wildlife.


ITC and collaborators restored a mowed turf grass electrical transmission corridor back to a natural prairie in an effort to improve biodiversity and enhance the wildlife habitat.

Operational Excellence, Environmental Payoffs

ITC practices right-of-way vegetation management at its best.


Enhancing Pollinator Habitat on ROW

Watch Iris Caldwell from the University of Illinois-Chicago introduce the Pollinator Habitat Scorecard and its benefits.


ITC has partnered with urban communities to develop recreational trails in its transmission corridors. (PRNewsfoto/ITC Holdings Corp.)

'Transmission Trails' Offer Natural Beauty

Michigan's vast network of trails traverse 12,500 miles of state-designated trails, 2,700 miles of rail trails

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Supporting Diverse Early Successional Habitat

Watch to learn how research validates an Integrated Vegetation Management approach


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