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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

NOOOOOOOOOOOO

I feel absolutely ill.  There is a company out front lopping branches off our maple tree on the front lawn.  They have been hired by Hydro to trim trees on this street.  Sadly, it looks more like they have been hired to butcher trees.  The poor thing is looking all bare on one side and lopsided and they don't appear to be done yet.  I feel cold and trembley and sick.  it's like watching a favourite child undergoing surgery.

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  1. Oh no ... the power company here doesn't shape trees when they trim them either, they just hack off what might interfere with the power lines. I suppose that's what their job is but it hurts to watch.

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  2. You should what they did to the trees here. Talk about lopsided. Some streets here in Brooklyn are lined with beautiful tall trees. It was like that here until Con Ed started trimming every year.

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  3. I hate watching a tree suffer! A few years ago, we had farms just to the west of us. The one immediately to the west was 'developed' by a sane company that preserved (at great cost to themselves, I believe) the 100-year-old trees. Directly west of that neighbourhood, another 'developer' clear cut the entire farm. Talk about sick. The mature pines and spruces alone that lined the road would have been a lovely selling feature and certainly better than the fence they put up instead. And, interestingly, they wouldn't have been in the way at all during the building process. I hate developers.

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  4. You can't stop it, so don't watch.

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  5. Aaaaaargh.
    How I wish it didn't happen.

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  6. Ugh, i hate those trimmings around here, too!

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  7. I feel the same way whenever I see the tree loppers out and about. If all power lines were laid underground, it wouldn't be necessary to trim the trees at all.

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  8. The butchers were coming down my road, (different house), and I went out there when they got to MY trees, and I gave them a good tongue lashing. I explained that these were my trees and I used them for cooling shade and could they just take off what they absolutely needed. They did, and my trees were the only ones not butchered on the whole length of the road. Seems they don't have to butcher, it just takes them less time.

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  9. Although I was sad to read why you felt sick to your stomach, I cannot help but remember how sick I also felt when I watched one of our neighbors (who bought their home built on a well treed piece of property) then proceed to have nearly all the trees taken down!!!!...:)JP

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  10. We have our share of lopsided trees here in Maine as well but once in a while you get a crew that, if the tree is in just the right position, will trim it so it grows around the wires on both sides. They look pretty cool. Wish I had a photo of one to show you.

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  11. I empathise, Delores....and you feel so helpless....sad.

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  12. Always so sad when this happens …
    Don't watch!

    All the best Jan

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