Excess vegetation near railways can pose a fire hazard, encourage decomposition of the tracks, and dangerously obscure the line of sight. We help ensure railway safety by using non-selective residual herbicides to keep the track area clean and free of obstructing vegetation.
Proper vegetation management on a pipeline ROW is crucial to discourage pipe corrosion, facilitate maintenance, and allow easy access in the case of an emergency. By seeding the pipeline area with a grass and herb cover, we create competition for undesirable vegetation while minimizing acid buildup in the soil. In the case of powerline ROWs, high-growing species of trees and shrubs are culled to avert the risk of fire and electrocution, and the growth of low-growing species is encouraged, especially in forested areas. Mechanical vegetation removal methods are employed wherever possible, with selective herbicides only necessary in controlling regrowth.
Vegetation control in industrial settings, for instance around oil and gas facilities, is of prime importance to facilitate maintenance and inspection of buildings and equipment, reduce fire hazards, prevent corrosion and wood decay, reduce rodent infestations, and control noxious weeds. Non-selective residual herbicides are employed only on industrial areas that must be kept completely vegetation-free, with selective herbicides, manual removal, and natural methods of suppressing vegetative growth used wherever possible. On outer lease areas that do not interfere with lease operations, the growth of native vegetation is encouraged to stabilize the soil and promote tilth.
In addition to facilitating road drainage and snow removal, vegetation management along roadways provides clear line of slight to road signs and intersections, and helps ensure that wildlife grazing at the roadside, or preparing to cross the roadway, is clearly visible to motorists. We remove problematic weed and brush with mowing or herbicide application. A combination of both may be used to suppress regrowth of suckering species while leaving a thick buffer of herbaceous vegetation, preventing erosion and enhancing aesthetic appeal.
We provide professional services in forestry management and silviculture—such as selective thinning, conifer release, and pre-harvest stand treatments—to control undesirable vegetation that may compete with the growth of species farmed for commercial timber production.
As a one-stop pest-control solutions company, we are also fully licensed to handle all pest-management issues as they relate to vegetation management, including: