Knoxville Utilities Board

Davey Resource Group helps Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) achieve 95% control of the vegetation on their substations within a short timeframe using herbicide solutions.

The Challenge

Utilities face the obstacle of applying pre- or post-emergent herbicide to their substations within a short window of time to control vegetation growth. This issue can be compounded if there is a shortage of local crews in the area that can complete the work. When the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) found themselves at the cross-section of these impeding factors, they sought out a business partner who could accomplish the work on time.

The Solution

Davey Resource Group (DRG) provided bare ground, foliar, and targeted herbicide solutions. Since there was a shortage of local, licensed professionals, they brought in a crew to complete the work. Eventually, DRG was able to source a local professional for the project as well.

In southern regions, vines have explosive growth which poses a threat to utilities and necessitates pre-emptive action. DRG’s timely removal of these vines and application of herbicide to prevent their regrowth will help KUB prevent outages and maintain consistent service.

The Result

KUB was able to achieve more than 95% control of the vegetation on their substations with the help of DRG. A dedicated crew learned the ins and outs of KUB’s software and system and will be available to provide similar services in the future.

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DRG used targeted herbicide solutions to control more than 95% of the vegetation on Knoxville Utilities Board substations.

DRG had a short window of time to complete the herbicide application to control vegetation growth in Knoxville, TN.

Vines and explosive vegetation growth post a threat to utilities and necessitates pre-emptive action.

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