Vegetation Management

As a certified contractor for California’s largest utility companies, ArborPro Inc. provides a spectrum of Utility Vegetation Management services.  Our experienced Contract Utility Foresters (CUF), perform Pre-Inspections and conduct Hazardous Tree Assessments.  Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) rely on our Pre-Inspectors and  Notification Consultants to assess and identify hazardous vegetation near powerlines.  

Notification Consultants

ArborPro has implemented a two step process when a potentially hazardous tree is located on private property.  First, our Pre-Inspector attempts to make contact with the property owner.  We require a written authorization from the property owner that  details the prescribed work to alleviate any miscommunication regarding the work to be completed.  If for any reason the P.I. is unable to obtain authorization, our next step is to have a trained Notification Consultant follow up for further clarification and resolution.  This two step method also ensures the P. I. continues on task and schedule.

consulting arborist tree inventory

Pre Inspection

Our arborists and pre-inspectors survey circuits for potentially hazardous trees, that may impact or interfere with the utility line.   We evaluate line clearance to ensure regulatory compliance. This data is then organized for the utility company to prioritize an action plan to prevent the potential hazard.

Safety Program

Over the past twelve years, ArborPro, Inc. has developed a comprehensive Safety Program utilized by both our Pre-Inspection Team and Tree Work Crews.  The Program includes:

• Proper PPE-Personal Protective Equipment
• Fire Tools and Equipment
• JSA – Job Safety Analysis Forms
• Tailgate Safety Meetings
• Quarterly Safety Meetings