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VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

As full-service utility partner, Asplundh brings experienced personnel, specialized equipment, innovative technology, and logistical resources to execute successful vegetation management programs. From simple to complex, we handle a range of job requirements, including tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, herbicide application, emergency storm work and logistical support. Regardless of the job size and scope, the Asplundh team can do it more safely, efficiently, and effectively, and at a lower cost.

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

As full-service utility partner, Asplundh brings experienced personnel, specialized equipment, innovative technology, and logistical resources to execute successful vegetation management programs. From simple to complex, we handle a range of job requirements, including tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, herbicide application, emergency storm work and logistical support. Regardless of the job size and scope, the Asplundh team can do it more safely, efficiently, and effectively, and at a lower cost.

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PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES

For every customer we serve, our number one priority is ensuring the safety and health of our employees, our partners, and the communities we serve. Safety is a core value at Asplundh. We value the safety of our people and the communities in which we operate. In our roles as first responders, we extend this duty of care to our communities and people and take every precaution to ensure public safety.

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PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES

For every customer we serve, our number one priority is ensuring the safety and health of our employees, our partners, and the communities we serve. Safety is a core value at Asplundh. We value the safety of our people and the communities in which we operate. In our roles as first responders, we extend this duty of care to our communities and people and take every precaution to ensure public safety.

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INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES

From routine line clearance to capital clearing and emergency storm restoration work, Asplundh’s experienced personnel, specialized equipment and unmatched expertise have proven essential to investor-owned utilities that rely on us for managing vegetation along transmission and distribution lines. We are a valuable partner in developing efficient and effective vegetation management programs to meet the North American Electric Reliability Corporation standards (NERC).

 

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

Our nation’s electrical cooperatives have long relied on Asplundh’s specialized equipment, people, and experience. When it comes to taming vegetation, from routine utility line clearance to storm work, no other contractor can offer the same level of service, response, and economy.

MUNICIPALITIES

The removal of dead or dangerous trees along public thoroughfares and correctly pruning trees along power lines are priorities for every community to maintain public safety and a healthy, attractive urban forest. Asplundh brings expertise to help municipalities develop and execute mitigation and treatment plans to combat invasive pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer.

Our knowledgeable tree care professionals provide the experience and equipment necessary to perform these tasks safely and efficiently.

  • Technical consulting
  • Street and park tree pruning
  • Tree removal and stump grinding
  • Storm / emergency services
  • Herbicide applications
  • Utility line clearance
  • Specialized equipment

RAILROADS

Asplundh is the modern rail lines’ leading provider of comprehensive vegetation management services. From trimming limbs to herbicide application, our highly skilled operators are ready to roll with rail-mounted aerial lifts, chippers, spray equipment, and brush cutters.

Asplundh’s railroad services include:

  • On- and off-track spraying
  • On- and off-track tree/brush cutting
  • Mowing, mulching, and chipping
  • Land clearing
  • Herbicide sales
  • Hy-rail fire suppression services
  • Pole line removal
  • Emergency and storm response
  • Wildfire response
  • Fire protection for rail grinding and welding operations
  • Engineering and design
  • Construction and environmental service

PIPELINES

From initial site clearing to right-of-way (ROW) maintenance services, Asplundh has the equipment and skilled operators to manage trees and brush in all types of terrain.

Asplundh’s oil and gas pipeline services include:

  • ROW clearing and maintenance
  • Mowing and mulching
  • Side trimming
  • Herbicide application
  • Access roads and culverts

      HIGHWAYS & DOT

      Asplundh provides the nation’s federal, state, and local highway departments with professional, cost-effective vegetation management services and an unmatched fleet of specialized equipment.

      Asplundh’s highway and DOT services and equipment include:

      • Mower and mulching machines
      • Side trimmers
      • Aerial lifts
      • Split dumps
      • Chippers
      • Herbicide equipment

      RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

      While most of our operations serve utilities and municipalities, a limited number of Asplundh offices offer residential and commercial tree services. If you’re interested in a quote, check this list to see if we offer residential and commercial tree services in your area.

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      AERIAL SIDE TRIMMING

      LINE CLEARANCE

      Since 1928, Asplundh has provided professional, cost-effective line clearance services to utilities and municipalities. While we offer a much wider range of specialized services today, line clearance is still the core of our business.

      Asplundh’s line clearance services include:

      • Trimming and removals along distribution and transmission circuits
      • Aerial- and ground-based side-trimming to widen off-road ROW
      • Herbicide application to selectively control undesirable vegetation
      • Mechanical or manual ROW clearing for new service
      • Emergency storm service
      • GPS locating and cataloging of vegetation on ROW
      • NERC compliance and risk assessment

      HERBICIDE APPLICATION

      Asplundh delivers integrated vegetation management (IVM) and innovative application methods to control vegetation more effectively and efficiently on rights-of way (ROW). Our programs help right-of-way managers improve access and reliability, while preserving the environment and habitat for wildlife nationwide.

      Asplundh’s IVM solutions include:

      • ROW management programs tailored to customer’s requirements
      • Experienced crews and continuous training programs to ensure safety and efficiency
      • Ongoing research programs to test and demonstrate the latest developments in vegetation control, including:
        • Collaboration and support of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands 33 (SGL 33) research project, which began in 1953 in response to public concern about the impact of vegetation management practices on wildlife habitat within electric transmission ROW
        • Additional research and demonstration sites have been established and supported by Asplundh since 1986. For added IVM expertise, the Arborchem Products Division is a valuable resource for training, herbicide program development, and product information.
      • Advanced application techniques to ensure the highest efficiency at the lowest cost
      • State-of-the-art equipment for unmatched reliability

      TOUGH TERRAIN CLEARING

      Asplundh Brush Control (ABC) brings the expertise and equipment to handle extremely difficult or environmentally sensitive terrain such as wetlands, swamps, or mountains. Whether it’s for capital clearing, reclaiming, or widening a right-of-way (ROW) for higher voltages, ABC is ready with the specialized equipment and highly skilled operators to get the job done safely, efficiently and with proper environmental protection.

      STORM& EMERGENCY SERVICES

      Storm Response

      Despite the best efforts of a scheduled vegetation management program, no one can prevent tree damage caused by catastrophic weather events such as ice, snow, tornadoes, or hurricanes. From one lift crew to hundreds, Asplundh has unparalleled resources in emergency crews and equipment ready to assist you.

      Quality Personnel

      If trees are down or dangerously damaged by wind, ice, snow, or rain, Asplundh’s crews are ready to step in. Our hazard-trained and highly skilled tree crews work near energized wires every day and know how to avoid injury or property damage. Asplundh provides Storm Damage Assessment personnel help speed the cleanup process by prioritizing the work and determining the type and number of tree crews needed. Ready to serve at any hour of the day or night, our crews and supervisors are dedicated to getting you back online and your customers back in service.

      Coordination Expertise

      Asplundh’s state-of-art storm center, located at our headquarters in Willow Grove, PA, monitors major storm systems, notifies key personnel in areas that may be affected, and makes preparations to respond to a crisis. To avoid confusion in the midst of a storm situation, your local Asplundh representative will meet with you ahead of time to discuss storm emergency procedures and help you prepare to respond safely and effectively when a storm hits.

      Experience & Equipment for Emergency Response

      Since the late 1930s, Asplundh has been helping customers recover from devastating storm conditions. From years of experience, we have developed emergency procedures and a level of service to support a quick effective response to a crisis.

      Our fleet of thousands includes a variety of lifts, chippers, tracked equipment, loaders, and trucks ready to take on the toughest environmental challenges. With our AVMS vehicle tracking system, we can help expedite dispatching and restoration efforts.

      LOGISTICS SUPPORT

      Asplundh provides logistics support for the outdoor workforce when needed for large-scale storm restoration efforts. Our team will setup a centralized staging area or “tent city” environment to provide a clean, safe. and comfortable operations space. We help storm restoration crews to be more productive, stay safe and rest effectively.

      Logistics support offers:

      • Tents, cots and sleeping bags
      • Mobile sleeper units
      • Food service
      • Water and ice
      • Showers and toilet facilities
      • Laundry service
      • Fuel
      • Bus transportation
      • Security
      • Communications
      • First aid

      AERIAL SIDE TRIMMING

      Asplundh leverages specially equipped helicopter services to help utilities, railroads, pipelines, and highway departments cost-effectively speed up the completion of vegetation management projects in difficult terrain or environmentally sensitive areas. Aerial side trimming is a practical and safe approach for both transmission right-of-way side trimming and rural distribution trimming.

      Asplundh has been in business for an impressive 95 years and we’re looking forward to the next 95! As a full-service utility partner, we bring a wealth of experience, specialized equipment, innovative technology, and logistical resources to every job we undertake.

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      ASPLUNDH FAMILY OF COMPANIES

      Asplundh has grown from its humble beginnings as a family-owned business started in 1928 by three Asplundh brothers, to a global organization and leading provider of safe, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable vegetation management and utility infrastructure services. Today Asplundh employs more than 36,000 people across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

      ASPLUNDH FAMILY OF COMPANIES

      Asplundh has grown from its humble beginnings as a family-owned business started in 1928 by three Asplundh brothers, to a global organization and leading provider of safe, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable vegetation management and utility infrastructure services. Today Asplundh employs more than 36,000 people across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.