BRUSH AND VINE CONTROL
The erratic buzz of chainsaws, the swinging of machetes and a bunch of guys riding around on something called a bushhog. It all sounds like the setting for a B-rated horror flick, but chances are, it’s a description of your brush clearance program.
Mechanical clearance is truly a thing of the past. Not only is this painstaking removal method of brush expensive, but it never truly gets rid of the problem. Trees and bushes spring back to their previous defiant glory and you’re looking at the same overgrown right of way or roadside that you were looking at 3 years ago.
What if you could have the same clearance at a lower cost, have it done faster and the results lasted 3 times longer? This may sound suspect, but chemical brush control is one of the few instances where you can use cheaper, faster and better results in the same sentence.
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One day it’s 2 foot long and doesn’t seem to be an immediate concern and 2 weeks later it’s 22 feet long and bearing weight on a power line. We’re talking about vines.
HIT YOUR TARGET WITH BASAL
Foliar applications are kinda like shotguns. You’ll certainly wipe your target out, but what about the innocent bystanders?
GO FASTER WITH FOLIAR
A utility right-of-way is no place for a tree, but more times than not, nature tends to disagree. With natural selection and succession being universal factors, we will always be faced with grasses giving way to weeds, weeds giving way to shrubs and shrubs giving way to trees. Simply cutting the vegetation is a good short-term solution, but with miles of line to keep clear, who’s interested in a short-term solution?
FIND EFFICIENCY IN DORMANCY
In neighborhoods throughout your circuits, rear lot distribution lines are those areas that you’ve been putting off for some time. Chances are you only touch these areas about every 3 years, if you are lucky, when you can no longer prolong giving them attention.
BRUSH UP ON YOUR ROADSIDES
One of the key components of a quality road is visibility. If you can’t see where you’re going or see what’s coming, an accident is imminent.
RIGHT-OF-WAY, THE RIGHT WAY
Investments are tricky. It’s sometimes difficult to see a future benefit or outcome when all of the cost is upfront. Talking about future “dollars” is a complicated concept when you’re spending today’s “dollars.” This is not a unique dilemma; it’s something we all struggle with.
Of the most wicked species in the plant world, Mesquite takes the cake. It grows fast, spreads rampantly and is covered in thorns the length of roofing nails.
In the world of utility maintenance, no clearance is more tedious and painstaking to achieve than rear-lot distribution.
FINISH THIS SEASON STRONG WITH EDKO
If you ever want to see a grown man get giddy, tell him it’s Fall. Between football season officially kicking off, hunting season fast approaching and the reintroduction of cornbread back into regular consumption, the next 5 months are a swan song.