Vegetation Management

Utilities use herbicides to control vegetation growth and trim trees away from power lines to ensure system reliability and resilience.


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Vegetation Management

Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Utility Vegetation Management

Oct. 2, 2023
Since ergonomic injuries are one of the leading work-related hazards, it is important to understand how ergonomics affect job tasks and how to properly complete said tasks.
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Vegetation Management

2023 Trees & Utilities: Live from Pittsburgh

Sept. 19, 2023
The annual event brings utility vegetation management professionals together for networking and education.
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Vegetation Management

Striving for Sustainability in Vegetation Management

July 13, 2023
SMUD achieves ROW Stewardship re-accreditation for its integrated vegetation management program.
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Transmission Vegetation Management Transformation Part II

July 10, 2023
In part two of this two-part article series, Duke Energy shares how its WorkPASS program has transformed the way it executes vegetation management work.
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Vegetation Management

A New View of Safety in Storm Restoration

June 12, 2023
When severe weather rolls in, vegetation management crews must prepare to respond in a safe manner.


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Wildfire Risk Mitigation

Feb. 16, 2022
Learn about the tools and practices that minimize power equipment caused fires.
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Vegetation Management

WVU Researcher Digs Into Trees At Risk To Fall On Power Lines

Feb. 22, 2024
Downed trees are one of the most common causes of power outages and electrical utilities spend the most maintenance money managing vegetation along the distribution lines.
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Vegetation Management

National Forest Foundation And SRP Partnership Aims Towards Forest Restoration

Feb. 22, 2024
NFF and SRP entered into a 5-year agreement that establishes the foundation for the entities to work together to fund forest restoration projects and programs throughout SRP’s...

Line Life Podcast: Part 2: LUMA's Island-Wide Work Plan in Puerto Rico

Feb. 16, 2024
Listen to Part 2 to hear about LUMA's plans for vegetation management, automation and substation modernization.
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Disaster Response

Consumers Energy’s Reliability Roadmap Helps Restore Power Of 90% Customers In Less Than 24 Hours

Feb. 8, 2024
The plan has helped reduce the length of the average customer outage during normal weather to 176 minutes or under three hours in 2023.