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Re: WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping

You are lucky, Melody.  Ours are just hackers.  A year or so ago, I
called the power company and requested they remove some junk trees
along the road that I'd love to get rid of (on county
property)...they were all in the lower bank of wires.  Well, a guy
came out and told me they wouldn't take them down as they weren't in
the power lines, only the phone lines.  Phone company doesn't care. 
Power company only wants to hack bits off that might touch a power

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> Last week the electric company came to town to do their annual
> of trees around power lines...one of mine was on their list and I
> happy to see how careful these guys were about making sure they
> damage the tree...they did a nice job and the tree actually looks
> healthier...we would have pruned it ourselves in another couple of
> but now we had it done for free. Especially after one of our spring
> break forays to another town showed me a couple of very good
examples of
> how **not** to prune a tree...could not believe that any one in
this day
> and age would still be topping trees, but there they were...idiots!

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