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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.
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Trees and Lines Iapetus Infrastructure Services

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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.
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    Veg Management around Solar Utility Sites w/ Amy Newkirk

    Veg Management around Solar Utility Sites w/ Amy Newkirk

    Welcome to another episode of the Trees & Lines podcast. Today we talk with Amy Newkirk, Vegetation Manger for Solar Generation at Invenergy. We discussed the value of people and people skills, the regulatory environment they operate under, and Amy's unique opportunity to look at new approaches in Veg Management. Have a listen, hope you enjoy!
    #arborist #podcast #episode #forester #forestry #sustainability #industry #solar #generation #transmission #trees #power #powerlines #utility #utilities

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    • 40 min
    Alternatives to Removing Trees and Preserving Old Trees w/ Vikki Bengtsson

    Alternatives to Removing Trees and Preserving Old Trees w/ Vikki Bengtsson

    Vikki Bengston, Senior Ecologist for Pro Natura, joins us on this podcast episode of Trees & Lines to discuss opportunities to preserve old trees instead of removing them, how her path in vegtation management is the opposite of a forester, and the values of the natural processes of the tree? Have a listen, hope you enjoy!
    #vegetationmanagement #veteranization #podcast #utility #utilities #arborist #episode #forester #forestry #trees #industry #oldtrees

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    • 34 min
    Solving for Year Round Veg Management in Tropical Climates w/ Kevin Eckert

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

    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

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    • 31 min
    Election Impact on Veg Management Infrastucture w/ Leslie Kass

    Election Impact on Veg Management Infrastucture w/ Leslie Kass

    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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Mangiabenne ,

Valuable Vegetation Management Insights

This podcast is very insightful. The UVM industry is so critical and yet somewhat obscure. The hosts of this show and the top notch guests add great commentary on everything from the intersection of sustainability and forestry/VM, diversity and hiring to keep up with the industry’s demand for arborists, the best-in-class utility’s best practices and culture, and more. I highly recommend it.

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