Naperville, IL, March 16, 2017 – TREE Fund is pleased to announce its final round of 2016 grant awards for urban tree research and education. With these grants, the 501(c)3 charity reached a record-breaking ~$550,000 in new awards in 2016, bringing its total disbursement of funding to nearly $3.2 million since its inception in 2002.
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JARRAFF ANNOUNCES NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE FOR MINI-JARRAFF REAR LOT TRIMMER
ST. PETER, Minn. – Jarraff Industries, manufacturer of the Mini-Jarraff Rear Lot Trimmer, recently launched a new website for its Mini-Jarraff Rear Lot Trimmer. The easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly site offers comprehensive information about the Mini-Jarraff Rear Lot Trimmer including technical specifications, operational features and capabilities.
Users can view photos and videos of the Mini-Jarraff in action. The website also provides access to the latest articles, press releases and newsletters with up-to-date information about the Mini-Jarraff.
The Mini-Jarraff is specifically designed for residential and municipal tree trimming. The unit offers a dynamic range of operation, while the boom delivers a 55-foot vertical reach.
The new website can be accessed at www.mini-jarraff.com.
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UAA, EEI and Federal Land Agencies sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Vegetation Management for Powerline Rights-of-Way
Since 2013 the UAA has worked to update the expired MoU that existed between the various Federal land agencies and the EEI. The UAA signed the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and Environmental Protection Agency have joined the UAA and EEI in signing this MoU. (At his date EEI is in the process of signing).
The MoU does not have the weight of legislation or regulation but it establishes a basis for cooperation in an effort to provide better access to Federal lands by utilities for routine and emergency maintenance. It recognizes the need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning and permitting process and commits both parties to working towards this end. The MoU commits the agencies, UAA and EEI to working with our regions/districts/members to ensure improvement is made in the field. It is also important to note that in the document all parties recognize integrated vegetation management (IVM) as the standard for maintenance of vegetation on utility corridors. IVM is the accepted best practice for effective control of incompatible vegetation and for achieving goals of controlling the spread of invasive species and promoting development of pollinator habitat.
Special thanks to a large team that has contributed to this effort over the years. These include: Anne Beard, Rick Johnstone, Andrew Rable, Derek Vannice, David Fleischner, Josiane Bonneau, Lorelei Phillips, Jim Downie, Mike Neal, Randy Miller, Travis Jones, Steve Tankersley, Steve Hallmark, Rick Loughery and Sarah Ball.
The MoU is available here to review
ISA Utility Specialist Certification – New Guide being finalized – HELP WANTED
Randy Miller (Pacificorp) and Geoff Kempter (Asplundh) wrote the new study guide and ISA is in the process of design, layout and production.
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