Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7393/more en Mobile App Supports Vegetation Management Professionals http://tdworld.com/news/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="http://tdworld.com/news/mobile-app-supports-vegetation-management-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/mobile-app-supports-vegetation-management-professionals#comments News Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:51:00 +0000 90191 at http://tdworld.com GregorBister/iStock/Thinkstock Herbicides: Not a Silver Bullet http://tdworld.com/community-environment/herbicides-not-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="http://tdworld.com/community-environment/herbicides-not-silver-bullet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-environment/herbicides-not-silver-bullet#comments Community & Environment Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:39:00 +0000 90181 at http://tdworld.com Herbicide Efficacy http://tdworld.com/community-environment/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="http://tdworld.com/community-environment/herbicide-efficacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-environment/herbicide-efficacy#comments Community & Environment Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:31:00 +0000 90171 at http://tdworld.com Herbicide Program Oversight http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/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="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-program-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-program-oversight#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:18:00 +0000 90161 at http://tdworld.com moodboard/Thinkstock Flashover Tests Verify Minimum Clearances http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/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="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/flashover-tests-verify-minimum-clearances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/flashover-tests-verify-minimum-clearances#comments Vegetation Management Fri, 20 May 2016 20:00:00 +0000 88951 at http://tdworld.com <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 http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/uaa-presidents-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="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/uaa-presidents-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/uaa-presidents-letter#comments Vegetation Management Mon, 16 May 2016 23:01:00 +0000 88681 at http://tdworld.com <p>Joe Osborne (josborne25@cox.net) is president of the Utility Arborist Association.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Herbicide Management Innovations & Initiatives http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/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="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-management-innovations-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/herbicide-management-innovations-initiatives#comments Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:48:00 +0000 88671 at http://tdworld.com <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 http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/weathering-storms-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="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/weathering-storms-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/weathering-storms-northeast#comments Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:34:00 +0000 88661 at http://tdworld.com The Measure of UVM http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm#comments Reliability & Safety Overhead Transmission Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:18:00 +0000 88651 at http://tdworld.com <p>An example of a reliability, safety, fire and environmental quality problem.</p> Technology Drives Ongoing Improvement http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/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="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/technology-drives-ongoing-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/technology-drives-ongoing-improvement#comments Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:12:00 +0000 88641 at http://tdworld.com <p>PPL Electric Utilities vegetation management personnel review a 3-D model for vegetation clearance in proximity to high-voltage transmission lines.</p>