Community & Environment http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7394/more en Control Brush Right the First Time http://tdworld.com/sponsored/control-brush-right-first-time <div class="field-byline"> By DuPont Land Management </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retreatment of missed brush or resprouts is time-consuming and expensive. Missed brush can also mean site safety is compromised. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/sponsored/control-brush-right-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/sponsored/control-brush-right-first-time#comments Community & Environment Sponsored Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:28:00 +0000 47401 at http://tdworld.com <p>Effective vegetation management means fewer trips to control resprouts and reliable energy transmission.</p> Customer Retention in a Competitive Electric Services Market http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/customer-retention-competitive-electric-services-market <div class="field-byline"> 2000 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The winds of change are blowing a gale through the electrical utility industry. While some utility executives are promoting the coming changes as an unprecedented opportunity, this enthusiasm hasn't gripped utilities as a whole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/customer-retention-competitive-electric-services-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/customer-retention-competitive-electric-services-market#comments Community & Environment Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:09:00 +0000 28891 at http://tdworld.com Closed Connections http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/closed-connections <div class="field-byline"> By John W. Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting Inc., and Arkan Kayihan, Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The UVM industry creates a best management practice for adoption of a closed chain of custody for herbicide use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/closed-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/closed-connections#comments Community & Environment Silver Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:41:00 +0000 28561 at http://tdworld.com Biologists and Vegetation Managers Should Work Together http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/biologists-and-vegetation-managers-should-work-together <div class="field-byline"> By EJ Koford, Pacific Gas and Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes it seems like environmental rules and the biologists that implement them were created specifically to prevent vegetation managers from getting their work done.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/biologists-and-vegetation-managers-should-work-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/biologists-and-vegetation-managers-should-work-together#comments Community & Environment Silver Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:51:00 +0000 28541 at http://tdworld.com Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle to BC Hydro http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/impact-mountain-pine-beetle-bc-hydro <div class="field-byline"> By Gwen Shrimpton, BC Hydro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In British Columbia, Alberta, Canada, a team led by the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations produces province-wide projections of a mountain pine beetle outbreak. These projections are based on information produced by a provincial-level mountain pine beetle model, which uses forest cover maps</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/impact-mountain-pine-beetle-bc-hydro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/impact-mountain-pine-beetle-bc-hydro#comments Community & Environment Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:04:00 +0000 28201 at http://tdworld.com <p> Impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle to BC Hydro</p> Ash Trees Under Siege http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/ash-trees-under-siege <div class="field-byline"> By B. Scott Bennett, Indiana Michigan Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana Michigan Power studies the potential impact of the emerald ash borer on the distribution system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/ash-trees-under-siege" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/ash-trees-under-siege#comments Community & Environment Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:58:00 +0000 28161 at http://tdworld.com <p> Ash Trees Under Siege</p> The Changing Economics of Industrial Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/changing-economics-industrial-vegetation-management <div class="field-byline"> Jan 1, 2013, By Stew Metzler and Ed Thompson, DBi Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Herbicide resistance has increased dramatically since the mid-1970s. This impacts the cost of VM and calls for the rotation of herbicide groups, tank mixes comprised of different herbicide groups and the use of new chemistries.Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/changing-economics-industrial-vegetation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/community-amp-environment/changing-economics-industrial-vegetation-management#comments Community & Environment Vegetation Management economies tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/community-environment vegetation management Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:33:00 +0000 7948 at http://tdworld.com Yes, Energy and Wildlife Can Coexist http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/yes-energy-and-wildlife-can-coexist <div class="field-byline"> Jay Jordan, National Wild Turkey Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With thousands of miles of distribution and transmission lines crisscrossing the United States, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) saw an opportunity</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/yes-energy-and-wildlife-can-coexist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/yes-energy-and-wildlife-can-coexist#comments Community & Environment Vegetation Management CVPS Energy IVM Management NWTF program REMC ROW SCI tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/community-environment utilities vegetation wildlife Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 10548 at http://tdworld.com First Responders http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/first-responders <div class="field-byline"> Brescia Berg, Wright Tree Service, and Emily Stanley, Empire District Electric Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Vegetation management crews clear the way for electric service to be restored after an EF5 tornado tears through a Missouri town. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sunday, May 22, 2011, started out like any other late-spring day in Joplin, Missouri, U.S. Families were grilling out, kids were playing in the parks</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/first-responders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/first-responders#comments Community & Environment Vegetation Management Silver Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 17851 at http://tdworld.com Setting a Standard of Excellence in IVM http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/setting-standard-excellence-ivm <div class="field-byline"> John Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> ROW Steward is a proactive industry initiative intended to raise the bar for responsible management of millions of acres of land occupied by electric transmission lines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Aug. 14, 2003, three transmission lines sagged into trees in quick succession, setting in motion cascading failures as protective relays opened on</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/setting-standard-excellence-ivm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/setting-standard-excellence-ivm#comments Community & Environment Programs Vegetation Management Silver Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 9239 at http://tdworld.com