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The Utility Vegetation Management industry is vital to the safe and efficient delivery of basic utilities, and enables our modern way of life. If you are looking for information on our industry, or want to advance your career in UVM, you’ve come to the right place!

The UAA is a member-driven organization providing resources in industry news & information, networking, education, certification, events, and continuing education credits. See why over 5,000 industry professionals have chosen UAA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & FEATURES

UVM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

College-level training for middle managers and leaders in utility vegetation management and an industry-recognized professional credential.

2026 RIGHTS-OF-WAY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

The 14th International Rights-of-Way Symposium will be held in the Spring of 2026 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Save the date and we’ll see you there!

2023 TREES & UTILITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Save the Date for Trees and Utilities Sept. 12-14, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA! This annual conference is the chief learning and engagement event for utility vegetation managers and associated urban forestry professionals. 

UAA SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY

The UAA is dedicated to achieving a culture of safety in the Utility Vegetation Management Industry. Check out these helpful informational and video resources.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Educational webinars are offered throughout the year to UAA members which allows for additional CEU’s. Please note the CEU’s are given only at the time of the webinar, similar to attending a conference.

THE UAA NELSEN MONEY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This program provides various financial opportunities in support of college students through scholarships to foster a greater appreciation of the utility arboriculture industry.

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Application submission for Nelsen Money Scholarships begins in February

The UAA will begin accepting applications in February for the annual Nelsen Money Memorial Scholarship Program. There are two awards available to qualified individuals – $2,500 and $1,200 – to cover program costs at an accredited college or university and attendance...

UAA Award Spotlight: Randall “Randy” Miller

When the UAA chose to honor Randall “Randy” Miller with the 2022 Utility Arborist Award, his contributions exceeded the qualifications to be nominated. This well-respected and experienced professional has left an indelible mark on the commercial and educational field...

Association Happenings: January 2023

T&D World Magazine Abstract Deadline: February 1 If you have an idea for an article for T&D World’s June 2023 Vegetation Management Supplement, we need to hear from you in the next three weeks. Send your abstracts by February 1, 2023 and include the following:...

Soon-to-be endangered bat species’ effect on IVM/UVM compliance

On November 29, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a press release about the reclassification of the northern long-eared bat from a threatened to an endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The species was originally...

Association Happenings: December 2022

"Giving Tuesday" Boosts Nelsen Money Scholarship Program More than $10,000 was raised toward the scholarship fund on Giving Tuesday, (November 29), which supports college students pursuing careers in natural resources. And to date this year, more than $16,000 has been...

Finding camaraderie and common ground at UAA Regional Meetings

Les Day, Safety Director for Mountain F. Enterprises, Inc. (MFE) made the trip to the 2022 UAA Western Regional Meeting – just as he has several times over the years. He has high praise for the event, which serves as a great way for vegetation management professionals...

Jon Pancoast: reaching milestones and a lifetime of firsts

After more than 50 years as a utility arborist for Southern California Edison (SCE), Jon Pancoast, this year’s 2022 UAA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, is retiring. Jon started his career in UVM well before UAA existed – when there were no regulatory...

UAA Spotlight: 2022 Education Award 

Congratulations to Nick Ferguson and Stephen R. Cieslewicz, this year’s winners of the Utility Arborist Association's (UAA) Award for Education for their contributions on The UVM Podcast - Utility Vegetation Management. “The UVM Podcast is a truly original way of...

Challenges and Successes in Managing Rights-of-Way

Some 350 people attended this year’s 13th Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management (ROW 13), October 9 – 12, in Charlotte, North Carolina. UAA Executive Director Dennis Fallon credits the volunteer committees for creating an engaging environment...

Emerging from an independent to an interconnected industry

This year’s Partners in Community Forestry Conference and UAA Seattle Regional Meeting, November 15 - 17, 2022, is plugged by the Arbor Day Foundation as the “largest international gathering” of professionals from private industry to non-profit and government...

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