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10.28.2009

Men WIth Chainsaws And Attitudes

For the last few weeks, whatever company owns the powerlines in Decatur has sent crews around to cut back any trees that might interfere with the sweet flow of electricity. But those boys cutting down the branches do not know the words "subtle" or "restraint". They whack those trees like the foliage had just offended their manhood. The above picture represents what can be seen everywhere around Decatur.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not exactly defending the bloodsucking electric company (or the contractors, if that's what they use) but their job is not to make it aesthetically pleasing. Their job is to make sure the foliage doesn't interfere with the power line.
If the home/business owner wants to make it look nice, get out there before the limbs get too close to the power line and trim it back to the way you want it to look. Or hire somebody to do it.
If a tree fell over and caused an outage, don'tcha know folks would howl about how the electric co was at fault. You can't have it both ways. Go join the Amish

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that more and more chicks use this same approach than they did in 1970

Anonymous said...

All those lines should be BURIED anyway!

Anonymous said...

Oncor is not customer responsive, to say the least. It's not really necessary to butcher people's trees; it's just Oncor's current interpretation of rules. They just don't care how bad their work makes our properties look. Sign of the times. Companies get bigger, less competition, the public gets run over. Screw Oncor.

Anonymous said...

1:43 greatness, giggle snort

I believe the standard is 6' from a line.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

And here I thought Decatur couldn't look any crappier...

Anonymous said...

Glad I do not live in that crappy town.

Anonymous said...

3:22 just as glad, I am sure, as we are that you dont live here with your wonderful attitude! :)

Anonymous said...

Who planted the trees under the power line anyway???

Anonymous said...

this is another one of those problems with a simple solution folks..and this should have been done long, long ago. all electric lines should be buried just like every other utility. no more ice storm damage, no more wind damage, no more tree problems and it would certainly be a hell of a lot more pleasing to the eyes, and what a nice infrastructure improvement project for the 21'st century that should have happened early in the 20'th..how much would we have saved by now..??

Anonymous said...

It is not just Decatur.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

If you have a tree planted under a powerline... you are just asking for it.

You cannot have trees growing into powerlines. The wind blows. Branches sway. Cables Sway. They have to cut it back far enough that they prevent any contact. And, they have to cut it back far enough so that it won't grow back in a month and be a problem.

Whine all you want about buried powerlines, but heaven forbid you go without power for a couple of hours because of a vegetation managment issue.

This is the kind of topic that is a beat down.

hangman said...

the company doing the cutting could do a better job of making the trees look better when they are finished. I wonder though after passing the work crew how many could speak english and knew the proper way to do thier jobs. Any one had a suprise visit from the meter man showing up unannounced yet.

Anonymous said...

8:40, willing to write a check for about $10,000 to pay for your share of that national infrastructure project? Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

1:31 if you don't like the bloodsucking electric companies, why do you continue to do business with them? Quit buying their product. Nobody is forcing you to buy electricity.

Anonymous said...

1156 are you some kind of ahole..or what..?