The first step in developing an effective UVM program is a thorough System Assessment. Our team of highly trained arborists utilizes sophisticated statistical sampling and modeling techniques to determine the impact of vegetation on your circuits. We then suggest the most efficient course of action for managing that vegetation in an ongoing fashion. We will present you with a detailed report that will give you the most accurate picture possible and provide you with data and recommendations that you can immediately implement for your benefit.
Armed with fully customizable ACRT software, arborists have the ability to adapt to each clients' specific needs right away. The quick roll out of ACRT Software allows valuable data to be recorded immediately. ACRT Software provides clients with the peace of mind that the needs of their unique system is being managed properly. With choices that include text base and mapping compatibility, our software enables process tracking to ensure efficiencies are leveraged and money isn't wasted.
An effective UVM program cycle begins with a thorough Pre-Inspection. Arborists examine circuits for hazard trees, encroachment and potential encroachment, as well as evaluate clearances. This data is then used to create detailed work plans for documenting vegetation species, locations and growth rates, as well as specifying the most effective remediation methods.
Furthermore, ACRT employees are trained and certified arborists, not tree trimmers. This gives you an advantage over competing solutions in the form of better work unit selection. Because we truly understand vegetation types and growth rates, and because we aren’t interested in generating tree-trimming revenue, we produce more efficient and systematic work plans for our customers.
Exceptional customer communications are a large part of ACRT services. We engage utility customers and members on their behalf to explain the importance and value of UVM programs. This helps customers and members better understand the need for UVM as well as its benefits so refusals are less likely.
If you’re relying on your contract tree crews to audit themselves, you’re probably wasting money. Without independent accountability, there’s no way to know if you’re really getting what you’re paying for. Our Post Auditing services ensure that tree crews are performing as directed.
A complete and multifaceted UVM program can be a massive undertaking. For many utilities, especially smaller cooperatives and municipal power companies, it’s a daunting task, but it cannot be neglected. Fortunately, ACRT can manage these initiatives for you. We can develop and enact a complete UVM program and manage it on a continuing basis as well, enabling you to handle this entire task with a single point of contact.
We can take our core services and wrap them in highly effective and systematic management procedures. We take care of personnel, choosing contractors and negotiating contract types and payment schedules, and construct and manage your UVM program from top to bottom.