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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Utility Pruning: Where We Were...Where Are We Going?


    Utility pruning is often controversial and is questioned by some as a legitimate arboricultural practice.This presentation discusses the need for utility line clearance, its foundation in tree biology, its practical application, and its advantages and disadvantages.


    Randall H. Miller is Director of Vegetation Management at PacifiCorp. He joined PacifiCorp in 1993, and has been their System Forester since 1999. Randall is currently Chair Elect of the TREE Fund Board.  He has served as President of the Utility Arborist Association, on the editorial board of the journal Arboriculture and Urban Forestry and the International Society of Arboriculture's Certification Test Committee, among other professional volunteer positions. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and Certified Utility Specialist.

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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