Tree-conductor conflicts are a leading cause of unplanned power interruptions, causing both momentary and long-duration outages. Trees impact power-delivery systems to such a degree that vegetation management is often the largest expenditure in a utility's operating and maintenance budget. In fact, in 2010, U.S. electric utilities spent approximately $3 billion on vegetation management services. Not only are vegetation management activities a significant maintenance expense, the results ...

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