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Urban Forestry at CNUC

By Manager of R+D Philip Chen CNUC’s Division 30 is otherwise known as our research and development (R+D)department. As part of the D in R+D, we examine how we can leverage our assets to find growth opportunities within our industry and new markets. A natural step in our progression was expanding upon our primary skillset […]

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ROW Habitat Reclamation Update

 By Lead CUF Russ Maxwell, System Arborist Christina Cunningham and CUF Anna Martz According to the Nature Conservancy, there is only 1% of native grass species left in the American Southeast. This loss of habitat has caused many pollinator species to be threatened or have endangered statuses. Practicing integrated vegetation management (IVM) on rights-of-way (ROW) […]

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FAC-003-4 Revisited

By Randall H. Miller, Director of Research and Development In the summer of 1996, western North America experienced duel power outages, and in August of 2003, eastern North America had its turn. These catastrophic outages occurred during region-wide heatwaves, generating unusually high electrical demand across broad areas of the country, as well as instability in […]

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Creating Successful Workforce Retention Programs

By Patrick Larsen, Regional Manager Hiring and retaining an experienced and engaged workforce has become a challenge in the utility vegetation management (UVM) industry due in part to the tremendous growth and the developmental changes in our industry’s external environment. The UVM industry’s best management practices, improved safety practices, equipment and UVM programs are consistently […]

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Evolving Services for Changing Needs

By Dave Kelley, Lead CUF March 3, 2014 seems like such a long time ago. Seated in a hotel conference room were eight aspiring CUFs, wondering exactly how a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) foot patrol worked, and the difference between a water oak and a willow oak!  After a few days of training, […]

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H.R. 2358: An Impactful Step for the UVM Industry

by Brian Sprinkle, Associate Technical Consultant CN Utility Consulting (CNUC) Technical Applications Supervisor Brian Sprinkle wrote an article titled “H.R. 2358: An Impactful Step for the UVM Industry.” The article was published in the September/October issue of the Utility Arborist Newsline. In June 2015, H.R. 2358 (the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act) left the […]