Tools & Technology http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7402/more en Effective UVM Through Application Software http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/effective-uvm-through-application-software <div class="field-byline"> Wil Ortiz, Union Power Cooperative </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Union Power sorts out the ever-changing utility vegetation management puzzle by using new software to refine cost analysis, decision-making and target establishment. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/effective-uvm-through-application-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/effective-uvm-through-application-software#comments Tools & Technology Thu, 01 May 2014 21:48:00 +0000 47831 at http://tdworld.com <p>Arborcision measures a complex adaptive system that acknowledges that managing a UVM program is not the same as managing a forest. Socio-economic data, weather, geography and system legacy are essential to understanding the underlying dynamics and finding the correct solution required by complex adaptive systems.</p> Compact Trimmer Speeds Work on Right-of-Way http://tdworld.com/field-applications/compact-trimmer-speeds-work-right-way <div class="field-byline"> By Doug Lehmann, Westar Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Westar Energy, like many other electric utilities, is always looking for ways to get through more miles at a lower cost when it comes to vegetation management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/field-applications/compact-trimmer-speeds-work-right-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/field-applications/compact-trimmer-speeds-work-right-way#comments Field Applications Tools & Technology Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:41:00 +0000 35201 at http://tdworld.com UAA Best Management Practices for Closed Chain of Custody for Herbicide Use http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/uaa-best-management-practices-closed-chain-custody-herbicide-use <div class="field-byline"> By John W. Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting Inc., and Arkan Kayihan, Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The utility vegetation management industry uses herbicides extensively to maintain vegetation on electrical utility rights-of-way. Herbicide use helps to keep rights-of-way (ROW) free from tall-growing tree species that might otherwise pose a risk to power system reliability. Maintaining ROW vegetation also helps to ensure access for inspections, maintenance and emergency repairs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/uaa-best-management-practices-closed-chain-custody-herbicide-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/uaa-best-management-practices-closed-chain-custody-herbicide-use#comments Tools & Technology Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:53:00 +0000 28251 at http://tdworld.com <p> UAA Best Management Practices for Closed Chain of Custody for Herbicide Use</p> Sustainability Requires Forward Thinking: Leveraging GIS Technology http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/sustainability-requires-forward-thinking-leveraging-gis-technology <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Young, Nova Scotia Power Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities leverage GIS technology for an integrated and predictive approach to vegetation management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/sustainability-requires-forward-thinking-leveraging-gis-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/sustainability-requires-forward-thinking-leveraging-gis-technology#comments Tools & Technology Silver Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:43:00 +0000 28091 at http://tdworld.com <p> Sustainability Requires Forward Thinking: Leveraging GIS Technology</p> Developing Risk Assessment Standards and Specifications for a Distribution System http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/developing-risk-assessment-standards-and-specifications-distribution-system <div class="field-byline"> By Jerry Bond, Sara Sankowich, Christopher J. Luley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article examines one way that recent and authoritative tree risk assessment standards and best management practices can be systematically incorporated into utility arboriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/developing-risk-assessment-standards-and-specifications-distribution-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/developing-risk-assessment-standards-and-specifications-distribution-system#comments Tools & Technology Tue, 14 May 2013 15:11:00 +0000 26081 at http://tdworld.com Unitil Limb Re-Growth Survey http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/limb-re-growth-survey <div class="field-byline"> Gueth Braddock, January 2004 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the last several months of 2003 and early 2004, DEMCO personnel conducted a survey of the entire DEMCO service territory for the purpose of determining the rate of re-growth of limbs which were trimmed previously in the vicinity of power lines.Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/limb-re-growth-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/limb-re-growth-survey#comments Tools & Technology Vegetation Management Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:55:00 +0000 4553 at http://tdworld.com Removing the Invasive Tree Ailanthus Altissima and Restoring Natural Cover http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/removing-invasive-tree-ailanthus-altissima-and-restoring-natural-cover <div class="field-byline"> Patrick L. Burch and Shepard M. Zedaker, Journal of Arboriculture, January 2003 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eight herbicide treatments were applied by low-volume basal applications and compared to hand cutting for the removal of Ailanthus altissima.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/removing-invasive-tree-ailanthus-altissima-and-restoring-natural-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/removing-invasive-tree-ailanthus-altissima-and-restoring-natural-cover#comments Tools & Technology Vegetation Management Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:49:00 +0000 8169 at http://tdworld.com