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Vegetation Management

Utility Pre-Inspection

Vegetation Management

As a DVBE, and certified contractor for California’s largest utility companies, UPE Resources provides a spectrum of Utility Vegetation Management services.  Our experienced Contract Utility Foresters (CUF), perform Pre-Inspections and conduct Hazardous Tree Assessments.  

Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) rely on our Pre-Inspectors and  Notification Consultants to assess and identify hazardous vegetation near powerlines.  

UPE Resources is a Disabled Veteran owned business providing opportunities to minorities and disabled vets. 

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  • Over 100 branded trucks in our fleet
  • Driver Safety Training for all employees
  • GPS Location Tracking
  • Speed Tracking for Safety 
  • All vehicles less than four years old
  • 4×4 Offroad Vehicles
  • All vehicles equipped with First aid Safety Gear


Our arborists and pre-inspectors survey circuits for potentially hazardous trees that may impact or interfere with the utility line. We evaluate line clearance to ensure regulatory compliance. This data is then organized for the utility company to prioritize an action plan to prevent the potential hazard.

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Utility Vegetation Management

Notification Consultant

UPE Resources has implemented a two-step process when a potentially hazardous tree is located on private property. First, our Pre-Inspector attempts to make contact with the property owner. We require a written authorization from the property owner that details the prescribed work to alleviate any miscommunication regarding the work to be completed. If, for any reason, the P.I. is unable to obtain authorization, our next step is to have a trained Notification Consultant follow up for further clarification and resolution. This two-step method also ensures the P. I. continues on task and schedule.

Disaster Relief Services


UPE Resources can assist Federal Agencies, Municipalities and Debris Management Contractors with Debris Hauling Services, Tree Trimming and Tree Removal Services

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Safety Program

Over the past twelve years, UPE Resources, Inc has developed a comprehensive Safety Program utilized by both our Pre-Inspection Team and Tree Work Crews.  The Program includes:

  • Proper PPE-Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Tools and Equipment
  • JSA – Job Safety Analysis Forms
  • Tailgate Safety Meetings
  • Quarterly Safety Meetings