Ever battled the utility company over your trees?

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    Just wondering if others here have ever had issues with the electric company tree trimmers? I don't have a branch or tree within 20 feet of the damned lines in ANY direction and nothing that will impact the lines for at least 6 years and they still want to destroy my trees. :evil:
     
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    Sorry to hear this, Vel. My dispute was the opposite; I wanted some branches trimmed and they would not do it.
     
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    Your branches weren't far enough away.
     
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    It seems they get to decide when your property is yours.
     
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    What is the ROW of the power company?
     
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    Not over the tress, but I fought them on the beaches
     
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    sue them, get the aclu involved etc... cause enough chaos and they will leave
     
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    It depends. They seem to have several different policies. If they classify your property as residential, then they trim to 15 feet of the lines. If they classify your property as a rural right of way, they claim the right to clear cut a 40 foot path. For 15 years, they've treated my property differently every time they show up. I'll upload a pic if I can remember how.
     
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    It depends on the type of lines as well. Are these the lines to your house, or are they transmission lines? Most higher voltage lines are just conductors, not wires, and if they sag and hit a tree they will short.
     
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