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Contract Utility Foresters from the Industry Leader

You need a resource you can depend on when it comes to your utility vegetation management. At ACRT, we walk the lines for you so you have a reliable, safe, and well-trained partner to give you recommendations and inspections you can rely on.

Our consulting utility foresters (CUF) perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines and submit inspections results to the client with recommendations. We become your liaison for planning and directing the activities of assigned tree clearance crews, dealing with customers on your behalf along the way. Finally, we can uphold quality with audits of work completed.

We put safety first, always, so you know that everything from our patrols to our approach to outage investigations follows a protocol that ensures the job is done correctly. In addition to putting safety first, all ACRT utility foresters are trained continuously. We encourage our CUFs to attain certifications through the International Society of Arboriculture and provide memberships to the Utility Arborist Association. Managing ACRT Arborist Training, the largest licensed arboriculture training organization in North America, our team is well-informed on techniques and regulations, accurate in their reports, and adaptable in the field.

ACRT always has been, and always will be, about one thing: people. It’s about our employees, our customers, and the communities our customers serve. We engage the best people to foster resiliency, environmental stewardship, compliance, stakeholder partnerships, and safer communities. We’re the only independent national vegetation management consulting firm — giving us the freedom to put our clients first. Learn more about how we’ve helped our clients reduce costs and improve reliability.

Pre-Inspection/Work Planning

Get Results With a Process and Team Built Through Experience You need a resource that proactively prevents your biggest vegetation management issues and resolves issues safely. At ACRT, we partner with our customers to monitor and assess their systems for vegetation liabilities, storm preparedness and more. This transforms their utility vegetation management (UVM) programs from[...]

Customer Notifications

Respecting the Value of Your Customer Relationships At ACRT, we know how much you value your customer relationships. You deserve a partner who will be able to effectively communicate with your customers on what you’re doing without damaging your reputation. Exceptional customer communications are a large part of ACRT services. We engage utility customers and[...]


Vegetation Management Auditing Your Company Can Count On If you’re relying on your contract tree crews to perform vegetation management auditing and safety auditing themselves … you’re probably wasting money. Unfortunately, without accountability, there really isn’t a way to know if you’re getting what you’re paying for. That’s where we step in. Our vegetation management[...]

Total Management

Bring in a UVM Partner You Can Trust A complete and multifaceted UVM program can be a massive undertaking. For many utilities, especially smaller cooperatives and municipal power companies, it’s a daunting task, but it cannot be neglected. Fortunately, ACRT can manage these initiatives for you. We can develop and enact a complete UVM program[...]


We’ll Assist Your Compliance Efforts Keeping up with compliance is a job full of constant challenges due to continuous updates and changes to laws and regulations. At ACRT, we know that you are under scrutiny from regulators at the local and federal level. That’s why we make it our job to understand all of the[...]

Integrated Vegetation Management

Helping Businesses With All Their Integrated Vegetation Management Needs An integrated vegetation management (IVM) plan could be the long-term strategy you need to keep hazardous plants and trees under control and resist invasions by more unwanted plant species. Beyond its safety applications, ACRT’s unique approach to IVM can also reduce your future costs and work[...]

Our organization felt confident in the return on that investment in the form of reduced injuries, less downtime and fewer claims. We also know that our employees saw and felt the benefit, and we received positive feedback after the initiative was complete.

Les Day, Safety DirectorMountain F. Enterprises