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Researching Our Way into Industry Advancement

By Randall H. Miller, Director of Research, Development and Industry Intelligence In the late 2000s, when I was on the International of Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Editorial Board (now referred to Associate Editors), the ISA sought International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation for the journal. The application failed in […]


Venturing into Gas Pipeline Vegetation Management

By Dustin Lauf, Project Manager Bill Spencer, Senior Consulting Utility Forester Aaron Goodpasture, Senior Consulting Utility Forester Recently, CNUC began providing long-term gas pipeline inspection services, which is in an area of vegetation management that, to some, may still be less common than utility line inspections. The program we are now working on is still in […]


Launching a Learning Management System (LMS)

By Derek Vannice, President and COO One of our biggest challenges at CNUC is providing ongoing training to all of our employees. Our employees are spread out geographically and work on their own the majority of the time. It is nearly impossible to get them into a central location for training. Since I joined the company, […]


Utilizing ATVs to Expedite Inspection Process

By Brian Sprinkle, Technical Applications Supervisor Utility arboriculture has evolved so much in the past few decades. To some degree, we’ve begun to move away from the methodology that “if it’s not broke, why fix it”. The main driving force in this progressive evolution is the wide array of tools that we have in our […]


Transmission from the Top: Matt Searels

By Matt Searels, Regional Manager It is a new day and a new year at CNUC. The amount of change that has occurred since I began a few years ago is daunting, and the opportunities for personal and professional growth have equaled that magnitude. Although, I view some of my personal successes as luck and circumstance, […]


Drones and Electric Line Inspections: The Future

by Matt Searels, Regional Manager & Seth Reid, Technical Applications Manager The evolution of technology is swift and merciless. The rate of change is not constant, but seems to follow the evolutionary theory postulated by evolutionary scientists Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge in 1972, called “Punctuated Equilibria.” In this theory, evolutionary development is marked by […]