ROW Resources

General Resources:

Utility Arboriculture
  • The plight of the rightofway domain: Victim of vandalism. (1975) Frank Edwin Egler & Stan Foote. Future Media Services. Mt. Cisco, N.Y.
  • Arboriculture: History and Development in North America.(1999) R.J. Campaign. Michigan State University Press. East Lansing, MI.   
  • Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management - Standard Practices (Integrated Vegetation Management a. Utility Rights-of-Way). American National Standard Institute A300 (Part 7)-2012. Tree Care Industry, Inc. Londonderry, NH. 
  • Best Management Practices: Integrated Vegetation Management. (2014) R.H. Miller. 2nd Edition. International Society of Arboriculture. Champaign, IL. 
  • Utility Specialist Certification Study Guide. (2002) International Society of Arboriculture. Champaign, IL. 
  • Line Clearance Arboriculture: Field Guide to Technique, Efficiency and OSHA/ANSI Compliance. (2005) R.E. Abbott, P.J. Dubish, & J.T. Rooney. ACRT Training Services.
Electric Power Industry
  • U.S. Electrical Grid Undergoes Massive Transition to Connect to RenewablesJennifer Weeks. Scientific American: The Daily Climate. April 28, 2010.
  • Ecology and Field Biology. (1980) R.L. Smith. Third Edition. Harper & Row. N.Y. 

Reconsidering My Relationship With Invasive Plant Species
Recommended Books:
  • Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives. (2010) Timothy Lee Scott. Healing Arts Press. Rochester, Vermont. 
  • Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration. (2015) Tao Orion. Chelsea Green Publishing. White River Junction, Vermont. 
  • The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation. (2015) Fred Pearce. Beacon Press. Boston, Massachusetts.  
Recommended Online Resources:

"Connecting" Utility ROWs
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Natural Heritage Program. 
    • I recommend exploring "Natural Area Preserves" and "Rare Species and "Natural Communities."

Pollinator Programs/Making Meadows

  • Allelopathy and Arboriculture: Theory to Application. by Timothy Chick. Arborist News February 2014. pp.22-27.
  • Allelopathy as as Inhibition Factor in Ornmental Tree Growth: Implications From the Literature. by Timothy A. Chick and J. James Kielbaso. Journal of Arboriculture 24(5): September 1998

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