• Power Companies and Springtime Tree Removal

    23 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    It's a beautiful Spring morning... humming insects, calling birds. But then you hear the rev of a chainsaw, followed by the ripping sound of a falling tree. The thud sounds awfully close, so you rush to your window and discover it's your family's beloved old maple - only you didn't hire anyone to take it down.
    The person in charge says they've been hired by the power company to clear the area around the poles and lines. They say the power company has an easement on your property, so there's nothing you can do.
    Is this true? No.
    Well... it's true if your tree is already lying on the ground...
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