What is the Growth Solutions Method?
The Growth Solutions Method is the most trusted tree growth management solution in the industry, giving you the confidence of professional applications with guaranteed results. Only the Growth Solutions Method combines the scientific understanding of growth regulation, decades of application experience, and the tools to integrate into any existing UVM program. Through partnerships with utilities across the country, we provide services that decrease pruning and increase trees’ health under powerlines.
Typical 3-5 year regrowth with pruning alone
Typical 3-5 year regrowth with the Growth Solutions Method
Every stakeholder in the urban community has a different objective with trees:
- Utilities want them free and clear of the lines.
- Cities want canopy cover with an emphasis on safety for people and infrastructure.
- Homeowners want large, shady trees providing benefits to their property.
- The trees, we would advocate, desire to live as long and fruitful a life.
Given all these different perspectives and goals, we developed a management solution that meets these objectives, including the trees!
Benefits for the Utility
Vegetation Management is one of the largest operational and maintenance expense items in maintaining a power grid system and carries a high degree of risk. When integrated with pruning, the Growth Solutions Method maintains line clearance longer than traditional pruning, reducing your pruning costs by 35 – 70% and decreasing the risk of a tree branch interrupting service. The Growth Solutions method creates a safer environment for workers and homeowners that improves the trees’ health and appearance. We provide industry-leading financial models to show the benefits of slower tree growth over time, specific to your utility, and back our results with a guarantee.
Don’t just take our word for it, read how one of our utility partners took TGRs mainstream in their Vegetation Management program. This article appeared in the Vegetation Management Supplement of the June 2021 issue of T&D World magazine and details our partnership with a large utility in rolling out an integrated TGR program. Our technology is proven to be a reliable and dependable component inside of many VM programs, particularly throughout areas with fast growing or highly diverse vegetation. Contact us for more information on how the Growth Solutions Method can benefit your organization’s VM program.
Benefits for Utility Vegetation Managers
We understand the challenges you face around safety, budgets, work planning, and tree pruning in each cycle. As your VM partner, Growth Solutions provides a turn-key tree growth regulation solution. Our research-backed, guaranteed solution combined with our operational experience makes your job easier. You will benefit from a team experienced in homeowner communication, on-time applications, and robust auditing. By integrating the Growth Solutions Method, you will also benefit from reduced routine/cycle maintenance and fewer cycle-buster intrusions. Less pruning also means less safety risk and, in the end, cost-savings across your entire VM program.
Benefits for Homeowners & Their Trees
Life under a utility line is tough for a tree. Repeated pruning to keep the lines clear can be a serious detriment to the tree’s long-term health. The Growth Solutions method was created by tree-lovers using tools that professional arborists utilize to reduce growth and promote tree health. We are passionate about protecting the environment and use only EPA-approved products and field-tested techniques to ensure the wellbeing of your trees.
The Growth Solutions Method provides a breakthrough in utility vegetation management, transforming how trees are cared for along right-of-ways. One of the most significant benefits is an increase in worker safety.