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Clearing from powerlines

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Outlawn, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. 711SnoPro

    711SnoPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Many times it's wrong tree wrong place. People don't look up when planting a tree and it's not a problem till years later when the tree is deemed a hazard and is cut back or simply removed. Then they are screaming because the utility HAD to prune or remove because its a hazard to electrical service and/or the public.

    What if a child were to climb the tree and a branch made contact with the energized line?? Then what would people say? Probably be screaming why haven't you pruned or removed these trees is my guess.

    Our society demands uninterrupted electrical service 24-7/365 a year but in a lot of cases fights tooth and nail against letting the electrical companies do their job to provide that service. Pretty laughable if you ask me....
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,368

    Common sense should prevail. No trees under power lines. No common sense available, back ordered indefinitely. City, County, and State governments will never learn. That would require courage to use common sense which sadly most in government never had to start with.
    easy-lift guy
  3. looperlawn

    looperlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I worked for Seelbach for 8 years as a contractor for different utility coops. At first we topped or rounded trees in the row in the later years we removed everything within 20' of the center of the Primary line. By law all deeds have a utility easement on theme and there is nothing a land owner can do about it. I was a GF and I spent a many of a day in a court room and utility companies always won law suits. So it's look bad or remove, and it is true the people that don't want the trees trimmed are the first to bit&% about the power being off.

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