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Re: WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping

WOW, now the logic on that one is simply fascinating. Although I have to say
I'm becoming less and less surprised by the things people and govts do.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping

> Our county has this implement that I call the tree chewing machine.  It is
> like a tractor with this huge cutting blade that is perpendicular to the
> tractor.  Maybe it could be used parallel to the ground, but that's not
done here.
> Anyway, the idiot drives goes real slow next to the shoulder of the road,
> this blade "chews" the limbs off the trees, leaving great strands of bark
> hanging at the ends of the "nubs."  The purpose of this exercise,
according to
> county government, is to prevent limbs from falling on the road in the
event of an
> ice storm.  We do get ice storms -- every 15 years or so.  It's the
> Clampett's home turf, I tell you!
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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