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Vegetation Management
Integrated Vegetation Management - A Best Practices Solution
Emergency Storm Services
Timely, responsive mobilization of crews. Line clearance, power restoration, and debris removal.
Safety Is Our Priority
Townsend aggressively pursues multiple strategies to assure excellence in safety

Welcome to Townsend

Townsend provides a wide range of services, expertise, and innovative technology to its specialized core markets - vegetation management, power line clearance, herbicide package and application, electric utility line construction, storm-damage relief, and the  manufacture, installation and maintenance of custom control panels, nationally and internationally.

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Safety at Townsend

Safety is our most important value - it always has been and always will be. We are nationally-known as a safety leader in the industry. We are proud of our long commitment to a drug free, safe work environment. Our record sets the bar nationally. This value speaks to our commitment to our employees. We know that our associates work to live, not live to work. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that every employee goes home every night.

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March 24, 2014
Row-Care LLC, a unit of The Townsend Corporation, announced today that it is launching a national rebranding campaign featuring a redesigned logo, new website ( and brand identity.
February 14, 2014
Townsend Corporation is proud to announce that two of its business units, Townsend Tree Service and NG Gilbert, have been awarded 2013 Safety Awards from the Tree Care Industry Association. The Annual Safety Awards recognize outstanding company contributions and commendable actions by their employees.
August 27, 2013
The Townsend Corporation is pleased to announce that Daltrum H. (Dal) Poston has joined NG Gilbert Corporation as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Why Vegetation Management

In 2003 the Northeast United States suffered a power outage that was the second most widespread electrical power outage in US history. More than 10 million people in Canada and 45 million people in the United States were affected. The blackout was caused when high-voltage power lines came in contact with "overgrown trees". The cascading effect that resulted forced the shutdown of more than 100 power plants. It took nine seconds for the grid to collapse.
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