The massive, beautiful tree canopies in the Western U.S., which may grow perilously close to power lines, can quickly spark destructive wildfires. In fact, 70% of electrical outages are caused by vegetation, and this number has increased by 19% year over year from 2009-2020. The second-largest wildfire in California’s history sparked when power lines came into contact with a fir tree.
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Original title: Hitachi Energy’s new AI solution analyzes trees to prevent wildfires