Our vision is to be the leading organization for the enhancement of the utility vegetation management industry.
The Oregon Forest Pest Detector (OFPD) program is offered by Oregon State University Extension Service and is free of cost. OFPD trains natural resource professionals (e.g. arborists, parks and recreation technicians, lawn care providers, etc.) how to identify and report high-priority invasive forest pests in Oregon. The pests covered in the course are not yet in Oregon, but could potentially cause significant damage to urban and natural forests in a short period of time if introduced. Oregon needs trained eyes on the ground to increase our chance of early detection and rapid response.
In spring 2017, there will be trainings in Corvallis, Milwaukie, and Portland, Oregon.
We offer ISA recertification credits, as well as ODA pesticide applicator and a variety of other CEUs. We are also open to arranging private trainings for utility arborist companies, if requested.
You can learn more about the program and register for a training by visiting the OFPD website.
You can also contact the OFPD coordinator with any questions.
Save the Date!
2017 System Utility Vegetation Managers Summit
April 10th - 12th 2017 in beautiful San Francisco, California
This is the 9th System Utility Vegetation Managers Summit, a program tailored exclusively to Utility Arborist Association (UAA) members that work for electric utilities.
It is by invitation only and the participants should be system level managers with responsibilities and experience in developing and managing the entire scope of their company’s vegetation management program.
Talks will include subjects such as Best Practices, Emerging Technologies for Vegetation Management and much more! Our agenda can be viewed here but please note it is subject to change.
To book your hotel room please follow this link and reserve your room under the UVM Summit at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel and use code AUV. Room rates of $179.00 will be held through March 20th. Attendees will have to input the arrival and departure dates.
If you wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the Web site or contact us directly at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (+1) (866) 272-7098.
For added onsite information for the event please view this document here
** An event registration code is required as this is invitation only. If there is someone you feel should be invited, please contact the UAA directly . **
The purpose of the UAA Gettysburg Safety Summit is to bring together a representative group of utility vegetation management high potential performers with a variety of views and experiences to develop safety champions within our industry that have the ability to positively impact their companies’ safety culture at the crew level and beyond.
This summit has been developed to promote the constructive exchange of ideas and information.
The goal of the summit is to help organizations develop a safety culture that is measurable by reducing incidents.
To view the current agenda please click here
** please note the agenda is subject to change **
95 Presidentail Circle
Gettysburg, PA 17325
To make reservations click here and look for UAA Safety Summit under the By Rates tab.
The UAA Denver Safety Summit is being hosted by Xcel Energy on May 3rd & 4th 2017.
Our goal is to bring together a representative group
of utility vegetation management high
potential performers with a variety of views and
experiences to develop safety champions within
our industry that have the ability to positively impact
their companies’ safety culture at the crew level
and beyond. This summit has been developed to
promote the constructive exchange of ideas and
information. The goal of the summit is to help
organizations develop a safety culture that is
measurable by reducing incidents. Our agenda can be viewed here and we also want to encourage you to
Book your room now as rooms are held only till March 16th 2017!
Call the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center for reservations at
1-866-378-1583 or log in on-line
Booking Id: UAA
The Trees & Utilities Conference is Back!
As a result of high-demand requests, the Trees & Utilities Conference is coming back. This conference will be the chief learning and engagement event in the world for utility arborists and associated urban forestry professionals.
The Trees & Utilities Conference will offer the latest in:
Enhance your program and help grow and maintain community trees while providing safe, reliable utility service. Join your utility colleagues for this event to help identify new ideas, practices, and partnerships.
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2017 in KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
About the Utility Arborist Association
The Utility Arborist Association (UAA) has over 4,000 members active in professional utility vegetation management throughout the world. The UAA strives to drive excellence, innovation and change through professional development, outreach, research, and the promotion of best practices. Find out more at www.gotouaa.org
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. During the last 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the word. For more information, please visit www.arborday.org
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