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Sources for More Information

Bulletin #90: Understanding Utilities

Utility arboriculture is a highly technical practice that requires special training. The sources included here are by no means exhaustive but should provide a good start for anyone not already in the profession.

Important Publications

These important and informative publications are available from the International Society of Arboriculture

  • ANSI A300 Integrated Vegetation Management Standard – Part 7
  • Best Management Practices – Integrated Vegetation Management
  • Best Management Practices – Utility Pruning of Trees
  • EHAP (Electrical Hazards Awareness Program) Training
  • ANSI Z133 Safety Standard
  • Utility Pruning Workbook
  • Career Paths in Arboriculture Utility Arborist/Forester

Related Arbor Day Foundation Programs and Publications

Two Key Organizations

An Important Magazine


Some of the online videos produced by ComEd, an electric utility in Illinois:

Other Educational Material

Most utilities have educational pamphlets, posters, and other printed material that help promote safety around energized lines and planting the right trees near power lines. Contact your local energy provider for information.

Last Updated: 06/11/21

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