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Utility Vegetation Management and Technology Should be a Partnership

By Randall H. Miller, Director of Research & Development   We are in a golden age of technological advancement in utility arboriculture. Utility arborists are rightfully interested in applying technology to optimize efficiency and quality control. This issue of Utility Arborist Newsline is one of many devoted to technology. Technology is also a common topic […]

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The Power of Pollinators – Reclaiming ROW Habitats

By Consulting Utility Foresters Kevin Baggett, Christina Cunningham, & Russ Maxwell, on behalf of North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation   While the safety and reliability of electric and gas facilities are of great importance for our society, vegetation managers and utility arborists also focus strongly on environmental stewardship. Suppressing incompatible and undesirable vegetation around electric […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]