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(The Morning Call)   "Sorry for cutting down your trees. Here is a birdhouse to put on the stump"   (mcall.com) divider line 89
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-11 05:31:26 PM  
Though PPL says a bit of confusion still exists regarding whether it and Asplundh were within their rights to cut down the trees, both companies recognized Denny's love for the dogwoods.

Somebody ought to suffer severe pain, but I'm not sure if it's the power company for vandalism of a neighbor's property or the dogwood fanatic who became mentally ill over emotionally attached to the power company's trees.
 
2013-04-11 05:35:20 PM  
effing kid took everything!!!
 
2013-04-11 06:02:57 PM  
This is why we need Ents.
 
2013-04-11 06:06:21 PM  
I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am
 
2013-04-11 06:08:29 PM  
s.wsj.net


"Sorry I was late ... what'd I miss?"
 
2013-04-11 06:08:34 PM  
Sometimes I wonder if the submitter reads the articles.
 
2013-04-11 06:10:18 PM  
Oh for crying out loud.  It was a dogwood.  Those suckers don't last more than 25 years anyway before they fall apart.  Just plant a new one.
 
2013-04-11 06:14:32 PM  

FrancoFile: Oh for crying out loud.  It was a dogwood.  Those suckers don't last more than 25 years anyway before they fall apart.  Just plant a new one.


"I got to talking with the Asplundh guy, and we were talking about what to do with the oak stump"

Sounds like at least one was an oak.  I'd prefer that they pay for the stump removal and the replacement of the trees.  Trees ain't cheap.
 
2013-04-11 06:15:46 PM  

LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am


Thank you that was... Beautiful.

Link

/Blue canary in the alley by the light switch
 
2013-04-11 06:16:07 PM  
Well, I just dont understand it.

//obscure?
 
2013-04-11 06:17:29 PM  
oi38.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-11 06:17:35 PM  

LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am


All day long now. Thanks.
 
2013-04-11 06:18:12 PM  
Rights of ways, whar?

Just because a power line services your home does not make it a right of way.

If a tree on your property is judged to be a hazard to the main power line, it will be cut or trimmed.

Sometimes if a tree on your property is judged to fall on your service line and may break the main powerline, your line will be disconnected until you trim your own damn trees at your own damn cost.

Bureaucrats will get your trees one way or another.
But only a few people will biatch enough over a fraudulent cut down, that the perpetrators will have to use a special tree shovel unit to bring in a new 30 foot tree at the perps cost.
 
2013-04-11 06:21:56 PM  

LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am


I have woken up with that song in my head every day for the last 3 weeks. It's become kind of a problem. If it's not that, it's Ana Ng. Somebody help me. Please.
 
2013-04-11 06:26:16 PM  
Asplundh Tree Expert Co always f-s up people's property. I have seen them go through and take chunks off of houses when they drop trees on the house. The last time they just packed up and took off. They denied it, but I saw them do it.
 
2013-04-11 06:29:21 PM  

Monkey: LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am

I have woken up with that song in my head every day for the last 3 weeks. It's become kind of a problem. If it's not that, it's Ana Ng. Somebody help me. Please.


Here you go
 
2013-04-11 06:35:29 PM  
I blame ACORN.
 
2013-04-11 06:37:47 PM  
Well it's hardly a bloody replacement, is it?!
 
2013-04-11 06:39:52 PM  
a Birdhouse? how about you pony up for aome dogwood seedlings to replace the you cut down .
 
TWX
2013-04-11 06:44:19 PM  

grimlock1972: a Birdhouse? how about you pony up for aome dogwood seedlings to replace the you cut down .


How about they bring a mature dogwood in at their own expense?

If the tree wasn't in their utility easement or other legally-defined right of way then they engaged in trespassing and destruction of property.

/is glad that the local utilities are in the ground
//in the alley way
///away from anything that could cause this kind of problem
 
2013-04-11 06:46:36 PM  

sheep snorter: Rights of ways, whar?

Just because a power line services your home does not make it a right of way.

If a tree on your property is judged to be a hazard to the main power line, it will be cut or trimmed.

Sometimes if a tree on your property is judged to fall on your service line and may break the main powerline, your line will be disconnected until you trim your own damn trees at your own damn cost.

Bureaucrats will get your trees one way or another.
But only a few people will biatch enough over a fraudulent cut down, that the perpetrators will have to use a special tree shovel unit to bring in a new 30 foot tree at the perps cost.


Here's what I don't understand.  A few years ago my parents had a tree that died and was splitting down the middle.  It was pretty obviously going to fall and take out the power lines, but the power company refused to do anything about it.  They'd pay to fix the lines but not to prevent them being cut.  My parents eventually removed the tree to keep it from taking out their deck, so I guess the power company won.

And Harvey Updyke got six months in jail for killing some trees so I fully expect the same to happen if any of these trees weren't on the city's right of way.
 
2013-04-11 06:47:57 PM  
FTA: So not only did Asplundh agree to remove the wood from the trees that were taken down - normally, the debris is left on the property owner's lawn - and manicure Denny's property in a few minor ways, an Asplundh manager agreed to buy Denny a birdhouse that can be placed on the stump of one of her recently felled trees.

So, not only do they just chop down your stuff, but they leave the mess on your lawn for you to either clean up or get cited for?  What kind of bullshait is that?  If you're claiming a right-of-way so you can make the mess, I think it would be your responsibility to clean it up.
 
2013-04-11 06:52:30 PM  
If you put a birdhouse on my stump thats ok.
The thing that bothers me is
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2013-04-11 06:54:10 PM  
sheep snorter
Rights of ways, whar?

Just because a power line services your home does not make it a right of way.



Typical ignorant journalists, the word is "easement", in this case a "utility easement".

/former Realtor
 
2013-04-11 06:55:01 PM  
Was the tree pinin' for the fjords?
 
2013-04-11 06:55:09 PM  
Utility is right on this one. However, the practice of leaving a mess is problematical. Cut the trees, remove all debris.

Also, start putting the lines underground.
 
2013-04-11 06:56:37 PM  
Make a little birdhouse in your stump.
 
2013-04-11 07:01:28 PM  
1) she shouldnt have planted trees near a power line.
2) power companies have the ability to cut your trees if they are interfering with the lines.

The company still sounds like they are regular screw ups though.
 
2013-04-11 07:08:12 PM  

devildog123: FTA: So not only did Asplundh agree to remove the wood from the trees that were taken down - normally, the debris is left on the property owner's lawn - and manicure Denny's property in a few minor ways, an Asplundh manager agreed to buy Denny a birdhouse that can be placed on the stump of one of her recently felled trees.

So, not only do they just chop down your stuff, but they leave the mess on your lawn for you to either clean up or get cited for?  What kind of bullshait is that?  If you're claiming a right-of-way so you can make the mess, I think it would be your responsibility to clean it up.


THIS. They came thru my town not too long ago and I calmly explained to them that if I came home from work and there was any branches left on my property they would be getting a very unpleasant phone call. They assured me that they would clean up their cuttings.

That may have been a deal with township to make sure they clean up after themselves.
 
2013-04-11 07:10:34 PM  

illannoyin: LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am

Thank you that was... Beautiful.

Link

/Blue canary in the alley by the light switch


Alley?
 
2013-04-11 07:10:37 PM  

mikefinch: 1) she shouldnt have planted trees near a power line.
2) power companies have the ability to cut your trees if they are interfering with the lines.

The company still sounds like they are regular screw ups though.


Only if it's on their easement in most cases. I asked when they came through if they would cut down a tree on my property, not on their easement, that was coming awfully close to the powerpole. I offered to have them bill me separately (wasn't asking for a freebie) and they wouldn't touch it.
 
2013-04-11 07:12:28 PM  

MorePeasPlease: "Sorry I was late ... what'd I miss?"


I have a sister named Lori. I have called her Lorax for years and started to buy her a Lorax t-shirt. Then I remembered she lives in a county where logging is the main industry and the mountain goats in her town might not take too kindly to it.

So I bought it for me.
 
2013-04-11 07:13:34 PM  
Along the side of our property (where the power lines run) there is a string of 22 fully grown cottonwood trees the previous owners planted.

Someone planted these.  Cottonwood.  Really.

If the city sent out a work detail to cut them down I'd be out there handing out sammiches and beers...
 
2013-04-11 07:17:15 PM  
Hmm. Lots of interesting stuff here.
Overhead power lines, rather than burial. I wish people would stop doing that. We have this problem where I live, and the amount of my tax which has gone towards patch-up jobs after every storm could have paid for underground cables, many times over.
They cut down dogwoods: relatively low-growing trees which rarely give any problems with power lines.
Our town has employed Asplundh on occasion.
 
2013-04-11 07:24:44 PM  
That I respect that a lot, I'd be fired if that were my job.
 
2013-04-11 07:26:19 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Monkey: LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am

I have woken up with that song in my head every day for the last 3 weeks. It's become kind of a problem. If it's not that, it's Ana Ng. Somebody help me. Please.

Here you go


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0-EpD_Udss Be kind.
 
2013-04-11 07:27:09 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: FrancoFile: Oh for crying out loud.  It was a dogwood.  Those suckers don't last more than 25 years anyway before they fall apart.  Just plant a new one.

"I got to talking with the Asplundh guy, and we were talking about what to do with the oak stump"

Sounds like at least one was an oak.  I'd prefer that they pay for the stump removal and the replacement of the trees.  Trees ain't cheap.



Yes, trees are cheap.

It's all the labor between digging them out from the nursery and planting them in your yard that makes it seem expensive.
 
2013-04-11 07:40:31 PM  
Asplundh? LOL...Being the low bidder with insurance only makes the job less expensive...No guarantee on them actually following the right electrical lines. (or the right road)
 
2013-04-11 07:45:35 PM  
gatherer.wizards.com
 
2013-04-11 07:47:34 PM  

sheep snorter: Rights of ways, whar?

Just because a power line services your home does not make it a right of way.


That's the thing; They do exist, I have a power line right of way going through my property, heck, my neighbors across the street have an oil pipeline right of way in front of their yard.

The trick is that the power line isn't my home service - it's a main line running through to service the entire area.  The power company handles the mowing and trim work along the path - my 'back yard' is heavily forested, doubt I could get a mower back there anyways.

They might not care about my service line, but they DO care about the main one.
 
2013-04-11 07:50:05 PM  
Oh hey it's Asplundh! They're known locally as the Tree Butchers. They've become famous for basically removing half a tree, which then winter hits the tree is unevenly weighted and goes crashing into whatever's in the way. Like a house.

Actually for fun I just googled "Tree Butchers", and what do you know, first video hit: Asplundh. Of course.
 
2013-04-11 07:54:50 PM  
We had a massive ice storm in 2007, knocked out power to most of the entire city, some for WEEKS.
When they started cutting down trees left & right, some winced in pain, but would PREFER to have
HEAT & POWER over the trees.  The safety of the power lines trump the stupid trees which can
be replanted elsewhere.  Should be a rule that if you build a house near a power line, YOU are
responsible if it grows to the point that it shorts out the line.
 
2013-04-11 07:56:26 PM  

Dougie AXP: Only if it's on their easement in most cases. I asked when they came through if they would cut down a tree on my property, not on their easement, that was coming awfully close to the powerpole. I offered to have them bill me separately (wasn't asking for a freebie) and they wouldn't touch it.


Huh -- where i live im pretty sure power lines are given a right of way for a few meters so even if the tree is on your property the town or county can trim or cut it at least within the lines hazard space. And the trimmers where we are have chipping units that they tow behind their trucks for super easy cleanup. Wood chips can be sold off pretty easily.

power companies here would gladly cut or trim your trees to prevent their lines from going down. That crap is expensive to fix and cheap to prevent.

I heard a cool story about a guy who started a christmas tree farm underneath hydro lines in the big cuts they make through the bush. The trees never grow  close to the lines and he gets paid by the power company because he is maintaining the cut line in those areas. He gets paid twice. For growing christmas trees. lucky hippy bastard.
 
2013-04-11 08:01:17 PM  

p51d007: We had a massive ice storm in 2007, knocked out power to most of the entire city, some for WEEKS.
When they started cutting down trees left & right, some winced in pain, but would PREFER to have
HEAT & POWER over the trees.  The safety of the power lines trump the stupid trees which can
be replanted elsewhere.  Should be a rule that if you build a house near a power line, YOU are
responsible if it grows to the point that it shorts out the line.


Most houses do not grow after you build them.
 
2013-04-11 08:05:30 PM  

Monkey: LordOfThePings: I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
But I am

I have woken up with that song in my head every day for the last 3 weeks. It's become kind of a problem. If it's not that, it's Ana Ng. Somebody help me. Please.


Maybe it's a sign that you're gettig old, and you still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.
 
2013-04-11 08:06:59 PM  
All is not lost.  Now they have a place to sit.

www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org
 
2013-04-11 08:12:18 PM  
Wow, this stump is ugly.  Let's spruce it up, make it pretty!
i46.tinypic.com
PUT A BIRD ON IT!
 
2013-04-11 08:29:34 PM  
Why a birdhouse? Sure they might have felt bad and wanted to do something nice. Even though they were completely within their rights, butwhy a bbirdhouse?
 
2013-04-11 08:34:11 PM  
Why is this news?

If you want to feel pissed about tree chopping, check out this Jersey mook who cut down 220 of his neighbor's trees because they were spoiling his view.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/02/16/homeowner-allegedly-has-hundr ed s-of-trees-cut-on-neighbors-property/
 
2013-04-11 08:34:14 PM  

LargeCanine: Utility is right on this one. However, the practice of leaving a mess is problematical. Cut the trees, remove all debris.

Also, start putting the lines underground.


www.washingtonpost.com

Not gonna happen anytime soon.
 
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