Vegetation Management en Mobile App Supports Vegetation Management Professionals <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental Science has released a mobile app to support vegetation management professionals. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:51:00 +0000 90191 at GregorBister/iStock/Thinkstock Herbicides: Not a Silver Bullet <div class="node-body article-body">Over decades research has shown herbicides not only to be a cost effective brush control tool but in many circumstances a superior environmental choice to brush cutting.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community & Environment Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:39:00 +0000 90181 at Herbicide Efficacy <div class="node-body article-body">Poplar stem and root control comparisons for 2,4-D, diphenoprop, dicamba and triclopyr</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community & Environment Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:31:00 +0000 90171 at Herbicide Program Oversight <div class="node-body article-body">Back in my days as a distribution utility forester for TransAlta Utilities, I had responsibility for our herbicide program. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:18:00 +0000 90161 at moodboard/Thinkstock Flashover Tests Verify Minimum Clearances <div class="node-body article-body">Conductor-to-tree air gap flashover testing provides the basis for minimum vegetation clearance distances in FAC-003-4. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetation Management Fri, 20 May 2016 20:00:00 +0000 88951 at <p>An air gap flashover occurs between an energized conductor and a tree during high-voltage testing.</p> Photo by EPRI. UAA President's Letter <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Osborne, UAA President </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety, education and research are three areas that are receiving significant attention from UAA membership. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 23:01:00 +0000 88681 at <p>Joe Osborne ( is president of the Utility Arborist Association.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Herbicide Management Innovations & Initiatives <div class="field-byline"> By Jeff Racey and Korey Meadows, Duke Energy, and Karen Smith, Clearion Software LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy uses technology-driven field trials to test new right-of-way management and customer communication methods.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:48:00 +0000 88671 at <p>Crews apply herbicide within rights-of-way to control tall brush and restore the lowgrowing native plant communities that provide food and shelter for a wide variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.</p> Weathering Storms in the Northeast <div class="field-byline"> By Sara M. Sankowich, Unitil Service Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unitil implements a vegetation storm resiliency program that proves effective as an addition to its core vegetation management program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:34:00 +0000 88661 at The Measure of UVM <div class="field-byline"> By William Porter, CN Utility Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overemphasis on IEEE reliability metrics diminishes public safety and fire protection efforts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Overhead Transmission Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:18:00 +0000 88651 at <p>An example of a reliability, safety, fire and environmental quality problem.</p> Technology Drives Ongoing Improvement <div class="field-byline"> By Adam Morse, PPL Electric Utilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PPL Electric Utilities finds a way to deliver power faster, better and cheaper using geospatial work management, LiDAR and unit contracts.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:12:00 +0000 88641 at <p>PPL Electric Utilities vegetation management personnel review a 3-D model for vegetation clearance in proximity to high-voltage transmission lines.</p>