Insights http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Utility Wildfire Risk Management http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/utility-wildfire-risk-management <div class="node-body article-body">The last two articles have been about power line initiated wildfires and this article will build further on that topic, specifically with a focus on risk management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/utility-wildfire-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/utility-wildfire-risk-management#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:47:00 +0000 77811 at http://tdworld.com Viesinsh/iStock/Thinkstock Risk Trees & Wildfire Risk http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/risk-trees-wildfire-risk-0 <div class="node-body article-body">One of the major causes of power line initiated wildfires is trees or tree parts falling into electrical conductors. What can a utility reasonably do to reduce this risk?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/risk-trees-wildfire-risk-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/risk-trees-wildfire-risk-0#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:25:00 +0000 76571 at http://tdworld.com Toa55/iStock/Thinkstock Wildfire Risk http://tdworld.com/insights/wildfire-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Last weekend there was an enormous haze over Alberta. It was due to wildfires burning hundreds of miles away down in the Okanogan of Washington State. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/wildfire-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/wildfire-risk#comments Insights Mon, 07 Sep 2015 17:14:00 +0000 74231 at http://tdworld.com Spurious Justifications for Underfunding Utility VM Programs http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/spurious-justifications-underfunding-utility-vm-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Over the past couple of months I traveled many miles in doing work for a transmission utility client. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/spurious-justifications-underfunding-utility-vm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/spurious-justifications-underfunding-utility-vm-programs#comments Insights Vegetation Management Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:14:00 +0000 72501 at http://tdworld.com shipfactory/iStock/Thinkstock 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