Tree Trimming Resources for Your Utility
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Posted by: Connie Kacprowicz
Customers don’t always think about reliable utility service when it comes to trees. Utility workers are often faced with the difficult task of trimming or working around a tree instead of removing the problem all together. If you don’t have a contracted trimming/removal service, there are many organizations that can help educate your workers and minimize the riskiness of the tree in the future.
International Society of Arboriculture
www.isa-arbor.com (search “utility tree trimming”)
Best Management Practices - Utility Pruning of Trees
Best Management Practices - Integrated Vegetation Management, Second Edition
A Handbook of Hazard Tree Evaluation for Utility Arborists
Utility Pruning: A Video Guide DVD and Workbook
Arbor Day Foundation
www.arborday.org (search for “Treeline USA materials”)
Trenching and Tunneling: A Pocket Guide for Qualified Utility Workers
Do your utility workers need training in utility tree trimming? Contact Connie Kacprowicz to discuss potential training opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-445-3279.
Tree Line USA
Looking for ways to show your commitment to trees? Consider applying for the National Arbor Day Association’s Tree Line USA certification. Tree trimmers must follow healthy tree trimming practices and utilities need to provide information about planting the right tree in the right place.