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Tree Trimming Resources for Your Utility

Wednesday, April 5, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Connie Kacprowicz
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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 (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 (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 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.


Mark Petty, Electric Director says...
Posted Friday, November 17, 2017
This information is great - I share this information with my Urban Forestry Commission regularly to make sure they know that we want to be stewards of the urban forestry landscape while maintaining reliability in our power delivery system. We also use this information in our Treeline USA Application. Mark Petty, Director, Kirkwood Electric

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