Highlights from the 2018 Trees & Utilities Conference

Vegetation management professionals learned about best practices and new technology at a three-day event organized by the UAA and the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by several companies.

More than 550 vegetation management professionals convened in Omaha, Nebraska, to share best practices, discover new technology and celebrate their love for the industry. The event, which was a partnership of the Utility Arborist Association (UAA) and the Arbor Day Foundation, featured a multi-track conference, networking reception, trade show and awards luncheon. 

Through slide presentations, panel discussions and videos, the speakers discussed challenges and opportunities in the vegetation management industry. For example, they covered such topics as safety, wildfire prevention, environmental stewardship and emerging technologies. 

In addition, the attendees were able to meet with 64 exhibitors, which showcased new products, technologies and services for the vegetation management industry. Here are some snapshots from the show floor as well as the conference. 

The 2019 conference will be September 10-12 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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