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[Dec. 12th, 2002|07:27 pm]
Roy Janik
Please, Mr. J.R. Lopez, Austin Energy representative, who put little pink ribbons around 7 of my trees in the backyard today (sans my permission to walk around MY property), please don't cut them down (the trees, not the ribbons). I know that "trees growing near electric lines and facilities are a major cause of power outages and can be a serious safety hazard", but I kindof of like them. Can't they just be pruned?
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[User Picture]From: quaskye
2002-12-12 11:33 pm (UTC)
on first read, I thought you were asking him not to remove the ribbons.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-12-12 11:36 pm (UTC)
Hmm, good point. I shall clarify.
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From: alteryego
2002-12-13 07:53 am (UTC)
If you call someone out and have them majorly prune them to a reasonable size, there's a good chance Mr. J.R. "I'm-a-hotshot-energy-guy" Lopez won't cut the trees down...

Otherwise, just get a bunch of people to chain themselves to the trees in protest...

Or do what the eco-terrorists in Oregon do, and put big highly destructive metal spikes in the trees...You'll kill a bunch of people that way, but the trees will be saved...Huzzah!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-12-13 08:00 am (UTC)
I'm just curious if they *can* cut down the trees without my permission. The stuff I read was sort of vague on that point.
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From: alteryego
2002-12-13 08:21 am (UTC)
Actually, come to think of it now, when they do that pink ribbon thing, that means that they're coming out to prune the trees, not cut them down...They usually only remove trees when they're seriously interfering with power lines or are diseased. I doubt that all 7 of the trees fall into that category. Either way, as far as I know, they do have the right to come on to your property to do it...But if they do come and actually want to chop all of them down, I'd put up a fight...Most of the trees probably can get by with pruning...I'd give them a call either way...And buy some chains, just in case...
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2002-12-13 08:22 am (UTC)

Re:

No, the little paper had codes and stuff. They want to remove them all.
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From: alteryego
2002-12-13 08:28 am (UTC)
Hmmm....Then I'd seriously bitch about it...I don't remember the tree situation at your place all that well, but I'm sure that not all seven of the trees pose an immediate threat to anything...Unless they are diseased...Did it say anything about that?
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[User Picture]From: flajuie
2002-12-14 02:15 pm (UTC)

trees is dough

Also, trees contribute to the value of your property. If you actually own these trees, then you might ask them politely to reimburse you according to http://extensionforestry.tamu.edu/publications/shadetree2.htm. Make sure you check their calculations very carefully. Varmints.

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[User Picture]From: flajuie
2002-12-14 02:20 pm (UTC)

Re: trees is dough

apparently the URL doesn't work from this link. if you type tree appraisal texas into google, tho, it rocks the top of the charts.
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