1-800-680-4106 office@gotouaa.org


New, Updated Brochures Now Available

Public information brochures, developed by the UAA to help the utility arborist educate   consumers, are now available. The new versions have been reviewed and redesigned by the UAA Education Committee.

The brochures are

  • Technically accurate
  • Developed by working utility arborists
  • Reviewed by utility customers
  • Easy to understand


Safety Requirements for the Tree Care Profession
This brochure contains life-saving information for property owners and for tree care workers who perform work near electrical facilities. The brochure pdf can be customized in Adobe Acrobat with your business contact information.

Download the brochure: Safety Requirements for the Tree Care Profession


Utility Pruning of Trees
The UAA has listened to our members and we have developed a brochure that can be used by the utility to show customers the appropriate and accepted pruning methods for line clearance.

View the brochure: Utility Pruning of Trees

To check prices and place your order for printed copies, contact UAA:

(651) 464-0380
2009 W Broadway Ave.
Suite 400 / PMB 315
Forest Lake MN 55025

The Utility Specialist Certification Study Guide  by Randall H. Miller and Geoffrey Kempter

This greatly expanded edition of the study guide for ISA’s Certified Arborist Utility Specialist certification exam preparation is an essential text for professionals in the field of utility arboriculture.

The Utility Specialist Certification Study Guide is based on scientific research and proven best practices. This book provides utility arborists and foresters with the information necessary to navigate the complexities of today’s vegetation management industry.

It covers the latest methods and techniques in the areas of safety, program and personnel management, utility pruning, integrated vegetation management, electrical knowledge, storm preparation and response, and communications.

(©2018, softcover, 276 pp., full-color illustrations and photos, glossary, index)

  • Item #:P1560
  • Member Price:$89.95(US Dollars)
  • Non-member Price:$114.95(US Dollars)


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Right Tree Right Place

Utility vegetation management is necessary because the wrong plant is growing in the wrong place. Trees that can grow to 80 feet are not compatible with power lines 25 feet above the ground. A smaller growing tree, however, could be grown under a...

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Keeping Power Lines Free from Woody Vegetation

While safety, reliability and legal compliance are at the heart of utility vegetation management, they are not the only consideration of a utility that must maintain vegetation. Part of our business and culture is good public and customer relations, and...

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Reliability of Service and Legal Compliance

Reliability Trees that are too close to power lines not only pose a serious safety risk, they also present a risk to the reliability of electric service to your home or place of employment. Trees growing near the very high voltage transmission lines do not...

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Safety: Powerlines and Vegetation

Vegetation growing in the wrong place can create public and worker safety hazards, initiate devastating fires, and much more. Overgrown vegetation can prevent utility workers from seeing dangers, such as damaged facilities and gas leaks. Vegetation that...

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Keeping the Lights On

An Introduction to Utility Vegetation Management Electric and pipeline utilities are charged with the responsibility of keeping energy flowing to businesses and homes. Our way of life is dependent on the safe and reliable distribution of power. A very high...

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