Winter 2017

Welcome to the winter issue of our e-newsletter,  Powerful Knowledge , created specifically for our clients and contacts. We hope this update of the UVM industry and CNUC will be of value to you and your organization.  Let us know what you think!
Utilizing ATVs to Expedite Inspection Process
By Brian Sprinkle, Technical Applications Supervisor
ATVs are very effective tools that help expedite our inspection process for UVM. We patrol thousands of miles of line annually for various contracts across the U.S., and ATV usage really comes into play in rural settings. 

ATV use could potentially save our employees countless hours of walking lines. But, like all tools that we use, the true potential is only seen in the hands of qualified operators. 

In order to properly train our employees on safe and effective ATV usage, CNUC has developed a comprehensive training program. Click here to learn more.

The newly developed CNUC emergency response team was deployed to South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida for storm restoration after Hurricane Matthew. Eighteen CUFs and one supervisor were pulled from various contracts. 
Employees began their work Saturday, October 8 and completed work over the course of five days to help restore power to approximately 1.5 million residents.

Click here to learn more details on their emergency response efforts.
By Will Porter, Director of Research, Development, and Industry Intelligence

On October 19, 2016, 15 forestry professionals attended a panel discussion on UVM at the Illinois Arborist Association Annual Conference and Trade Show.  During this session, the attendees filled out a written survey and answered questions raised during the discussion.

The meeting attendees indicated there will be a change in the future in which UVM will provide more benefits to society related to arboriculture and urban and rural forestry. 
It was recognized by several that education, knowledge, research and development, and experience are vital to the future of the industry.

Perhaps, the most interesting survey and discussion discovery was the relative importance of UVM to the future of society's engagement with the environment.

To learn more on the findings and to dive deeper into the data, click here.
Visit CNUC at Upcoming Conferences and Trade Shows!

Think Trees Conference
January 19-20
Albuquerque, NM
CUF Justin Clemens will be in attendance. 

Indiana Arborist Association
January 24-26
Indianapolis, IN
Technical Applications Manager Seth Reid will be presenting on 
Harnessing UAS technology to Support Vegetation Management Activities and Tree Risk Assessments. Vice President Josh Beaver, Regional Manager Matt Searels and Lead CUF Jeremy Nofsinger will also attend and exhibit.

Wisconsin Arborist Association
February 19-21
Green Bay, WI
Will Porter is scheduled to speak on February 21 on UVM: What are we doing, where are we going? Seth Reid will follow with a presentation on  The Latest and Greatest in Gadgets for Utility Vegetation Managers

Southern Chapter ISA Conference

February 25-28
Myrtle Beach, SC
CNUC is sponsoring and exhibiting during the conference. Will Porter will participate in a panel discussion on benchmarking and Matt Searels will present with Sharper Shape with their involvement with beyond visual line of sight use of UAVs for UVM. Four additional  employees will be joining Matt and Will in Myrtle Beach.
Professional Vegetation Managers Association (PVMA) Spring Conference
February 28-March 2
Edmonton, Alberta
Derek Vannice will facilitate a True Colors Workshop.
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