Associations & More
We are proud to be a part of the following associations
- Mountain Lake Vegetation Management Association
- North Carolina Vegetation Management Association
- Energy United Vegetation Management Meeting
- Carolina Auto Recyclers State Association
- RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)
- Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry perceptions and other information
Virginia Tech & Weed Control
In conjunction with Virginia Tech, Weed Control has participated in Virginia Tech's annual Ag Tech Right-Of-Way Lab program since 1992. Weed Control has been able to demonstrate to students, faculty and EPA representatives the most modern and effective right-of-way application equipment and methods available today. Our expertise and experience exemplifies the highest of standards and a concrete foundation on which to learn.
Mowing Vs. Spraying – Economics
Mowing or hand cutting does not affect the root system of a plant. A typical tree has a root system at least as large as its crown. When the top is mowed, all of the nutrients stored in the root system enable the plant to re-sprout. One cut stem can produce as many as 10 to 20 sprouts, many more in root suckering species. This increase in stem density only magnifies itself each time an area is cut. Herbicide treatments, on the other hand, reduce stem density which decreases the number of man hours of labor needed to maintain the area during the next cycle. In considering these factors, a professionally designed and executed vegetation control program utilizing herbicides remains the least expensive and most responsible option. Through constant experimentation and re-evaluation of new products and technologies in the industry, Weed Control, Inc. is able to offer a wide variety of application methods to the utility industry. We can offer a guaranteed, integrated vegetation management program utilizing any number of the methods listed under the "services" tab.
Weed Control, Inc. is committed to the safety and well being of our employees, the general public and the environment. Extensive studies have proven beyond doubt that when properly applied by professionals, these treatments do not adversely affect human health, wildlife or the environment. All of the materials used by Weed Control, Inc. are EPA Registered and are non-corrosive, nonflammable and extremely low in toxicity to mammals.