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Prioritizing Your Vegetation Management Program

Utilities can engage, educate and excite their employees about their vegetation management program.



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Covered Conductor: A Wildfire Mitigation Solution

SCE deploys three-layer covered conductor to mitigate wildfire ignitions caused by objects making contact with its distribution system.

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Solutions to Extend Your Treatment Season

Corteva Agriscience offers products, technical support and industry insights to keep infrastructures and rights-of-way safe. Click here to learn how our complete portfolio of herbicides provides year-round flexibility for the lands you manage.

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Salt River Project Finds New Ways to Improve Wildfire Operations

Salt River Project found ways to improve operating procedures in one of Arizona’s most unprecedented wildfire seasons.

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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.

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Quantum Spatial Rebrands as NV5 Geospatial

North America’s provider of geospatial data services and solutions provides remote sensing, acquisition and analytics solutions.

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Reminder: Abstracts Due January 15 for Vegetation Management Supplement

Submit your abstracts for the supplement, which T&D World will publish in June 2021 in partnership with the Utility Arborist Association.


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Video Conferencing Program Trains Arborists and Utility Forestry Professionals

North American Training Solutions is offering a four-day, 30-hour live training course in February 2021.

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USDA Forest Service Proposes Changes to Prevent Wildfire and Protect the Grid

The Forest Service is seeking public input on directives to reduce fire risk in grasslands and national forests.


From the Archives

Connecticut Light & Power crews remove a tree resting on distribution lines following a storm in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Higher Expectations Drive UVM Mandates

In response to extreme weather events, states are developing new rules to address levels of risk to and potential impact on system operations.

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Wildfire Public Safety Solution

Sentient Energy’s Grid Analytics System™ Moves the Needle on Wildfire Mitigation & Emergency Response Initiatives


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