ECI has been providing a variety of contract vegetation management personnel to FPL for several years. ECI Consulting Arborists offer a wide range of services in support of FPL's line clearance operations. ECI Arborists manage and plan vegetation maintenance associated with reactive maintenance, including interfacing with customers. Vegetation maintenance requirements associated with new line construction projects or other capitol upgrades are identified by ECI's team, and managed to help ensure that future vegetation conflicts are minimized. ECI's team also audits completed vegetation maintenance to ensure compliance with specifications.
In addition to primary duties, the flexibility of ECI's personnel services is demonstrated by the multitude of other responsibilities and roles that the team regularly assumes. For example, ECI employees are regularly called on to complete special projects such as establishing a database of codes and ordinances for all municipalities in FPL's service area. ECI's Consulting Arborists also played a key role in FPL's 2004 hurricane restoration efforts, including managing all vegetation maintenance activities in a region. An ECI Arborist has also been responsible for the dispatch and coordination of vegetation maintenance resources in Dade and Broward Counties.