The articles have generally been organized chronologically so that the reader can see the evolution of technology and knowledge. However, as Bob Bell points out in this article, the continuing prominence and frequency of tree-related electric service interruptions has more to do with executive level recognition of the role vegetation plays in overall reliability and the proportionate dedication of resources, in other words corporate will, than it does with any lack in knowledge.
As Bell writes, “Do you want to make a real change? Try pulling your corridor-management departments out of the basement and up to the executive level…. Some companies get it; most don't.”
If you are a utility executive, this article is recommended. Before you can decrease tree-related outages, a look in the mirror to assess your part in the current experience, is warranted. After this article, Vegetation Management Concepts and Principles is recommended reading.
If you are a vegetation manager, read this article because if not now, then in the future you will need such collegial support....More