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Utility vegetation management (UVM) manages risks and controls vegetation that could potentially threaten power lines, railways, roadways, etc. It is perhaps one of the most important fields of environmental impact in the 21st century and is especially important in the U.S., where it is the largest factor in managing outages and the reliability of utilities.In Trees & Lines utility vegetation management podcast, veteran Phil Charlton and Iapetus COO Tej Singh discuss the future of this critical industry and together with keynote guests explore how UVM industry leaders are investing in new technologies, redefining safety culture, addressing ESG (environmental, social, governance) initiatives, and bringing awareness to career opportunities in the burgeoning field of UVM. It's a fresh take on an industry that once operated quietly and is now part of a global discussion with mainstream visibility. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United States

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Utility vegetation management (UVM) manages risks and controls vegetation that could potentially threaten power lines, railways, roadways, etc. It is perhaps one of the most important fields of environmental impact in the 21st century and is especially important in the U.S., where it is the largest factor in managing outages and the reliability of utilities.In Trees & Lines utility vegetation management podcast, veteran Phil Charlton and Iapetus COO Tej Singh discuss the future of this critical industry and together with keynote guests explore how UVM industry leaders are investing in new technologies, redefining safety culture, addressing ESG (environmental, social, governance) initiatives, and bringing awareness to career opportunities in the burgeoning field of UVM. It's a fresh take on an industry that once operated quietly and is now part of a global discussion with mainstream visibility. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Solving for Year Round Veg Management in Tropical Climates w/ Kevin Eckert

5/9/2024
Welcome back to another episode of the Trees & Lines podcast. Kevin Eckert, President of Smart Trees Pacific, joins us to discuss his passion for arboritory, his international work consulting in vegmanagement for other countries, and his work with the ISA. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #vegmanagement #utility #vegetationmanagement #arborist #forester #podcast #episode #forestry #tropical #hawaii #puertorico #utilities #industry Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:31:24

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Election Impact on Veg Management Infrastucture w/ Leslie Kass

4/17/2024
Welcome to another episode of the Trees & Lines podcast! Leslie Kass, CEO of Lewis Services, joins us today to talk about a wide range of topics inluding how Lewis Serrvices is growing their business, insights on attracting new workers to the industry, and Leslie's unique journey to her role as CEO. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #vegetationmanagement #utility #arborist #forester #podcast #episode #industry #forestry #utilities #trees #lines #election #voting #business Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:15

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The Evolution of Veg Management and Industry Standards w/ Dennis Holewinski

4/10/2024
We are excited to welcome legendary veg management industry leader, Dennis Holewinski, on the podcast today. Dennis talks about how he got his start in the industry, challenges and solutions with liability and insurance, and how he has helped hundreds of utilities get started as well as much more! Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #vegetationmanagement #utility #arborist #podcast #forester #industry #episode #utilities #forestry #trees #legend #liabilities #insurance #liability Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:46:36

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Understanding Veg Management Practices in the Land Down Under w/ Stephen Martin

4/3/2024
Welcome to another podcast episode of Trees & Lines. Today, we talk with Stephen Martin, Senior Strategist - Land, Research, and Development at Powerlink Queensland. Steve talks with us about vegetation management practices in Australia, land asset strategies, and bushfire mitigation. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #australia #vegetationmanagement #utility #arborist #podcast #forester #land #research #development #strategies #fire #bushfire Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:30:32

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Challenges, Solutions, and Customer Interactions of Co-ops w/ George Leader and Penny Whisenant

3/27/2024
On this podcast episode of Trees & Lines, we talk with talk with George Leader, Vegetation Maintenance Manager, and Penny Whisenant, Vegetation Maintenance Supervisor, of Pedernales Electric Cooperative. George & Penny discuss the unique challenges and solutions of the Texas-based Cooperative, their environmental initiatives, and their career paths into the industry. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #vegetationmanagement #podcast #episode #utility #cooperative #trees #lines #utility #utilityvegetationmanagement #utilities #powerlines Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:45

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Storms: Preparation and Response in Veg Management w/ Drew Seidel

3/13/2024
Welcome to another podcast episode of Trees & Lines. Drew Sedel, Vice President of Southwestern Electric Power Company, joins us to talk about how his experience with storms has helped the company evolve, different types of technologies he is using for better response, and his experience in leading a team of over 600. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #vegetationmanagement #vegmanagement #tree #utility #arborist #forestry #forester #forest #storm #stormresponse Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:38:51

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How Veg Management Can Reduce Risk and Increase Reliability w/ Kamran Rasheed

3/6/2024
On this podcast episode of Trees & Lines, we talk with Kamran Rasheed, Director of Vegetation Strategy at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Kamran talks about the importance of having a business case, how it will reduce risk and also, increase reliability. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #vegetationmanagement #utility #podcast #arborist #forestry #forester #industry #episode #risk #reliability #wildfire #vegmanagement Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:19

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The Relationship between Cycle and Reliability in Utility Veg Management w/ Sig Guggenmoos

2/28/2024
Welcome to another #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines. On this episode, Sig Guggenmoos, #President at Ecological Solutions Inc. in #Alberta #Canada joins us to discuss his clear width #calculator, his time in #consulting, and how he #leverages #data in his #work. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #vegetationmanagement #utility #arborist #forester #forestry #forest #power Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:46:25

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Understanding Biodiversity in Right-of-Way Corridors w/ Matt Goff

2/26/2024
Welcome back to another podcast episode of Trees & Lines. On this episode, Matt Goff, Transmission Vegetation Manager at Georgia Power Company, joins us to discuss how Georgia Power is using biological barriers to control non desirables on their Right-of-Way corridors, his journey through into the industry, and what he wants to see from the industry moving forward. Have a listen hope you enjoy. #Vegetationmanagement #biology #biological #chemistry #rightofway #journey #industry #podcast #forester #arborist #forestry #Arbor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:26:55

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Building the Case for Habitat Conservation in Utility Veg Management w/ Caroline Hernandez

2/14/2024
Caroline Hernandez, Assistant Program Director of Sustainability Landscapes at the University of Illinois, joins us to discuss how she is helping develop #pollinator #habitats around #utilityvegetationmanagement, her goals for the Rights-of-Way Habitat Working Groups, and how she is supporting the conservation on Rights-of-Way. Have a listen hope you enjoy. #vegetationmanagement #utility #podcast #habit #conservation #endangeredspecies #arborist #forester Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:30:48

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How Tech is Changing Vegetation Management w/ Jason Grossman

2/7/2024
Jason Grossman, Manager of Vegetation Management at Liberty Utilities, joins us to talk about how technology is playing a part in #vegetationmanagement and how he is using #dataanalytics to get a better understanding of his territory. Have a listen hope you enjoy. #arborist #forest #forester #forestry Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:38

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Advancing Safety in Vegetation Management w/ James Beery

1/31/2024
James Beery, Senior Safety Lead for Wright Tree Services, joins us on this #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines to talk about how safety has #evolved in the #vegetationmanagement #industry and how a different mindset of learning instead of #discpline when mistakes are made, are helping gain more visibility into #safety issues within daily work. Have a listen hope you enjoy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:17:46

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Leveraging LIDAR and New Technology in Vegetation Management w/ Jennifer Whitacre

1/24/2024
Welcome to another #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines. On this episode, Jennifer Whitacre, Senior #Director of #Strategic #Accounts at NV5 Geospatial, joins us to talk about how she is using new #technologies in the #vegetationmanagement #industry to make it easier for #utilities to #migate #tree caused #outages. Have a listen hope you enjoy. #arborist #forester #forestry #lidar #lidarscanner #newtechnology #geospatial #data Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:20:05

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Creating a Pathway for Students in Vegetation Management w/ Robert Vanderhoof

1/17/2024
Welcome back to another #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines. On this episode, we talk with Robert Vanderhoof of Tall Tree Learning. We talk with Robert about how he is creating material for students to help pass exams in #VegetationManagement and his goal for the future of #education in the #industry to fill more #job roles. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #forest #forester #Forestry #arborist #Arbor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:15:13

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How Utility Arborists are Engaging their Local Communities w/ Bob Allen

1/10/2024
Welcome back to another #episode of the Trees & Lines #podcast. On this episode, we welcome back Bob Allen, #Manager of #VegetationManagement for Eversource New Hampshire, to talk about his work helping create and manage #Utility #Arboretums and how #arborist are honoring and remembering our #veterans. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #arboretum #arboriculture #forester #forestry #utilities Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:39

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Core Challenges in the Understanding and Executing of Safety Strategies w/ David McPeak

1/3/2024
Welcome back to another #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines! On this episode, we are at the #Trees & #Utilities #2023 Conference and David McPeak, #Director of #Education at Utility Business Media, UBM, joins us to talk about Personal Protective Equipment, safety education in the #vegetationmanagement #industry, and what #goals he has for #2024. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #arborist #arboriculture #forester #forestry Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:13:54

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Research and Development inside Vegetation Management w/ Dr. Gregory Dahle

12/27/2023
Welcome back to another #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines! On this episode, Professor of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, Dr. Gregory Dahle, joins us to discuss how he is using #machinelearning #databases to bring more insight to the #vegetationmanagement #industry, the #graduate and #undergraduate courses he is teaching at West Virginia University, and his journey into the industry. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #forester #arborist #arboriculture #doctor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:04

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How the Utility Arborist Association is Advancing the Veg Management Industry w/ Brandon Hughson

12/20/2023
Welcome to another podcast episode of Trees and Lines. On this episode, we talk with the Utility Arborist Associations' President, Brandon Hughson. Brandon talks about how the #UAA is bringing #utilities together to help with natural disaster cleanup, how they are supporting #veterans, and his journey to where he is today. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #utilityarboristassociation #arborist #forestry #forester #utility #tree #trees #vegetationmanagement #industry Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:16:04

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Solving for Urban Roadside Forest Decline w/ Bob Allen

12/13/2023
Welcome to another #podcast #episode of Trees & Lines! In this episode, we talk with Bob Allen, #Manager of #VegetationManagement for Eversource New Hampshire, about how he keeps #regulators informed and works with them to request the proper #funding for their needs, new #insect #species that are affecting the #trees and causing issues for #utilities, and their #outreach #programs to inform the general #public about the #industry. Have a listen, hope you enjoy! #forester #arborist #vegmanagement #infestation Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:23

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A Look at Manufacturing in Vegetation Management w/ Hal Acree

12/6/2023
Welcome back to another #episode of the Trees & Lines #podcast. On this episode, we look at a different part of the #vegetationmanagement #industry as we talk with Hal Acree, #National #Sales #Manager at Progress Rail. Hal brings insight into the making of the trucks we use in #vegmanagement, #supplychain #challenges and #solutions, and the #equipment #manufactoring space. Have a listen, hope you enjoy. #arborist #trees #utility #work #trucks #forestry #forester Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:19:44