Insights http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en The 2% Objection http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection <div class="node-body article-body">One of the first tasks assigned to me when I joined TransAlta Utilities in 1985 was to develop a process for alternatives to repetitive tree pruning that was based on financial justifications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection#comments Insights Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:28:00 +0000 71001 at http://tdworld.com c8501089/iStock/Thinkstock No, You Cannot Have It All: The Beleaguered United Illuminating Co. http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co <div class="node-body article-body">Fanciful thinking seems to play a large part in the public’s approach to utility vegetation management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co#comments Insights Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:31:00 +0000 69311 at http://tdworld.com theJIPEN/iStock/Thinkstock Words of Wisdom http://tdworld.com/insights/words-wisdom <div class="node-body article-body">Past presidents of the UAA talk about key issues in vegetation management and the association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/words-wisdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/words-wisdom#comments Insights Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:14:00 +0000 68971 at http://tdworld.com Want UVM Info? This Is the Place. http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/want-uvm-info-place <div class="node-body article-body">Last month I questioned the relevance of peer-reviewed journals in advancing utility vegetation management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/want-uvm-info-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/want-uvm-info-place#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 12 May 2015 17:40:00 +0000 67891 at http://tdworld.com Bryan Lever/iStock/Thinkstock Peer-Reviewed Journals http://tdworld.com/insights/peer-reviewed-journals <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly the intent of the peer review process is to ensure that information that is being disseminated is scientifically sound and valid. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/peer-reviewed-journals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/peer-reviewed-journals#comments Insights Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:45:00 +0000 66471 at http://tdworld.com Aquir/iStock/Thinkstock It’s Still Not As Bad As We’ve Been Led to Believe http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-still-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe <div class="node-body article-body">Last month I started on the topic of what state our world is in stimulated by a reading of Bjorn Lomborg’s book The Skeptical Environmentalist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-still-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-still-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe#comments Insights Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:17:00 +0000 64561 at http://tdworld.com <p>Wouldn&rsquo;t it be better for our children to be optimistic about the world than to be raised with the message that their future is severely limited due to the myopic, selfish conduct of previous generations?</p> Rasica/iStock/Thinkstock It’s Not As Bad As We’ve Been Led to Believe http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe <div class="node-body article-body">What are the beliefs you have about mankind’s influence on and treatment of the environment? What state is our world in?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/it-s-not-bad-we-ve-been-led-believe#comments Insights Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:26:00 +0000 62821 at http://tdworld.com <p>Globally, the area covered by forest has not changed much since 1950.</p> VibeImages/iStock/Thinkstock Critique of Climate Change Science http://tdworld.com/insights/critique-climate-change-science <div class="node-body article-body">After my August 2014 article, expressing concern about the politicization of science potentially eroding the public’s confidence in science, I received a call from Steve Cieslewicz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/critique-climate-change-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/critique-climate-change-science#comments Insights Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:44:00 +0000 61651 at http://tdworld.com Techin24/iStock/Thinkstock Staying the Course http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/staying-course <div class="node-body article-body">It’s that time of year when it’s natural to reflect on the past. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/staying-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/staying-course#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:32:00 +0000 60151 at http://tdworld.com A Resolution for Privately Owned Trees http://tdworld.com/insights/resolution-privately-owned-trees <div class="field-byline"> Sig Guggenmoos, Vegetation Management Resource Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For a properly directed and funded UVM program 2% or less of the tree-caused outages are as a result of grow-ins. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/resolution-privately-owned-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/resolution-privately-owned-trees#comments Insights Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:41:00 +0000 58691 at http://tdworld.com