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Conservation Issues of the Ventana Chapter | santa cruz county

PG&E calls it "Trimming." What do you think?

August 2008

PG&E crews felled trees for hundreds of yards along Graham Hill Road in June. The pretense is power line clearance, but many cut trees were far outside the standard power line clearance distance.

Thirty-year-old Douglas firs were cut for no apparent reason. Tall trees were limbed up way above the power lines and branches cut off way below the lines. Why branches must be trimmed below the wires is a mystery.

PG&E Tree cutting
Tall trees were limbed way up. Photo: Jodi Frediani.
 
PG&E Tree cutting
Thirty year old Douglas firs were cut for no apparent reason. Photo: Jodi Frediani.
 
PG&E Tree cutting
PG&E felled trees for hundreds of yards along Graham Hill Road. Trail. Photo: Kevin Collins.

 




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