#148 – Whack-A-Tree

Photo taken: January 29, 2016

Earlier in the countdown, you already saw the prodigious amount of tree trimmings that temporarily erased my front yard when the power company’s tree butchers came though my hood.  Here’s one of the best photos I can show you of their handiwork.  If you didn’t know better, you might suspect a tornado or a giant buzzsaw rolled down this street at one point given the extreme nature to which the trees on both sides of the street have been amputated.  Unfortunately, since the power lines are still above ground, it’s the trees that have to pay the hefty price so that our local utility doesn’t have to deal with hordes of angry customers in the dark again after major weather events.  The trees will get even, just you wait and see…

This is also, I think, the only photo in the entire Top 200 countdown I took from my car while driving!

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9 Responses to #148 – Whack-A-Tree

  1. Fortunately all our power lines are underground so no tree amputations for THAT reason around here…it’s obvious from this photo that they give no thought to aesthetics when they whack though. Butchered trees are so sad and ugly – no doubt they will take revenge!


    • I’m surprised they don’t topple over from lack of balance. They whacked the power lines side of my backyard tree pretty good as well, leaving the tree to fall on my house if it ever decides to go. At least nobody will lose power!

      • That was my first thought – if they don’t whack them properly and leave them side-heavy CERTAINLY they will cause one big load of damage when they come tumbling down one day!

  2. Ally Bean says:

    Like Pam above we have underground power lines here so our trees get to live in all their glory, until a wind storm knocks them over on a house. I wonder what revenge your trees will decide to do?

  3. draliman says:

    There’s a still a big one there on the right that’ll take out the whole city. You miss just one…

  4. Ah yes, the butchers from Public Service whose idea it is to horizontally whack off any vegetation within 10 feet of an overhead line, no matter how horrible it looks. I wish there were at least one hint of an arborist amongst the knuckle-draggers wielding chain saws but that may be too much of an ask.

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