just wondering if anybody makes removing these things before cutting and trimming a common practice (for lack of a better way of putting it). why i ask this is that a few wks. ago started a new account and before i started the custermor ask me to remove these before i did the trimming, saying the last guy didn't and that was the reason they were all bent out of shape. now the place wasn't going be listed on any forbes rich and famous estates (check that), but place was nice and regardless it's still somebody's home. wanna add also that this wasn't the reason i took over the job, she said the guys no longer in buis. but just wanted to put this out there and see if anyone makes this a common practice where needed.