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Randall Miller - 2019 Conference Abstracts

Title 1 - Reliability-based Vegetation Management


Reliability-based vegetation management targets worst performing circuits.  It requires an understanding on how trees cause outages and tree risk assessment. 


Attendees of this presentation will be able to:

    • Understand how trees cause outages
    • Characterize how the majority of tree-related service interruptions occur
    • Explain reliability-based scheduling
    • Apply Level 1 and Level 2 tree risk assessment to utility vegetating management


Title 2 - An Overview of Utility Arboriculture: The Utility Specialist Certification Study Guide


In 2018, the International Society of Arboriculture published a revision of the utility specialist certification study guide by Randall H. Miller and Geoffrey Kempter.  The “guide” is intended first as a table-top reference for utility arborists, second as text for students interested in the field and third as a study guide for utility specialist candidates.


Attendees of this presentation will be able to:
    • Explain the history and background of utility specialist certification.
    • Describe an overview of the new study guide.
    • Characterize content of each chapter.

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