Insights http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en Research & Demonstration Plots http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/research-demonstration-plots <div class="node-body article-body">Are herbicides an integral part of your vegetation management program?</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/research-demonstration-plots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/research-demonstration-plots#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:20:00 +0000 93021 at http://tdworld.com Barry Eastwood/iStock/Thinkstock Measuring Herbicide Efficacy http://tdworld.com/insights/measuring-herbicide-efficacy <div class="node-body article-body">An effective herbicide application is one that eliminates the possibility of new bud formation and break. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/measuring-herbicide-efficacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/measuring-herbicide-efficacy#comments Insights Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:01:00 +0000 91531 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 Firestorm: Fort McMurray Wildfire http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/firestorm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire <div class="node-body article-body">I’m working with a group to advise the Alberta government on ways to mitigate the risk of power line-initiated wildfires. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/firestorm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/firestorm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 10 May 2016 15:25:00 +0000 88211 at http://tdworld.com <p>Drivers wait for clearance to take firefighting supplies into town on May 5, 2016 outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.</p> Copyright Scott Olson / Getty Images Leverage Your Research Dollars http://tdworld.com/insights/leverage-your-research-dollars <div class="node-body article-body">Some years ago Arizona Public Service provided seed money to initiate the Utility Arborist Research Fund (UARF). </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/leverage-your-research-dollars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/leverage-your-research-dollars#comments Insights Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:34:00 +0000 85901 at http://tdworld.com Stuart Jenner/iStock/Thinkstock VM Support http://tdworld.com/insights/vm-support <div class="node-body article-body">For electric distribution companies, it’s common that the single largest cause of unplanned outages is trees </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/vm-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/vm-support#comments Insights Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:22:00 +0000 85891 at http://tdworld.com Top Photo Group/Thinkstock Funding Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/insights/funding-vegetation-management <div class="node-body article-body">Have you determined appropriate VM funding levels?</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/funding-vegetation-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/funding-vegetation-management#comments Insights Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:59:00 +0000 83291 at http://tdworld.com fergregory/iStock/Thinkstock Professional VM http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/professional-vm <div class="node-body article-body">Where did the expression ‘common sense’ come from when it often appears it is all but common?</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/professional-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/professional-vm#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:02:00 +0000 81961 at http://tdworld.com Huntstock/iStock/Thinkstock More on Wildfire Risk Management http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/more-wildfire-risk-management <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s re-cap. In your efforts to manage the risk of power line initiated wildfires you either have or are working on mapping wildfire risk across your service territory</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/more-wildfire-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/more-wildfire-risk-management#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:32:00 +0000 80711 at http://tdworld.com Sam Camp/iStock/Thinkstock Vegetation Management in the News http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/vegetation-management-news <div class="node-body article-body">Not infrequently I’ve been accused of being too serious</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/vegetation-management-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/vegetation-management-news#comments Insights Vegetation Management Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:32:00 +0000 79221 at http://tdworld.com