Vegetation Management Practices

Vegetation Management Practices

The Cooperative uses a combination of best practices collectively known as Integrated Vegetation Management.  The Cooperative’s methods include trimming of tree canopy with chain saws, clearing the ground within the Right-of-Way (ROW) with chain saws or mowers, targeted low-volume application of herbicides to prevent re-growth, removal of danger trees outside the ROW, removal of topped trees within members’ yards, and removal of waste created by the trimming of trees and clearing of brush.  For the last 16 years, the Cooperative has maintained our ROW on an 8-year cycle: