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Tree treatment

August 19, 2013

Regarding tree losses due to several projects in Williamsport and South Williamsport and power companies lousy pruning methods that make these look like moose horns or unicorns, we need to replant......

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-19-13 9:21 PM

Scott36 and enigma,

I moved into a neighborhood 5 years ago that had buried U/G; it is sweet. What are the economics? Good question.

If new neighborhood I would say do it. Retrofit is tough because you have to do a whole block or larger area and it does get expensive. But some people do put a real estate value on nice looking trees that are not like a moose or unicorn and it might push you the direction to do it. Otherwise, it is probably not worth it.

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eriklatranyi

Aug-19-13 7:10 PM

It's a friggin tree! Cut it and plant another!

Trees are a crop, not some precious resource to be protected by sterilizing equipment!

But, Stephanie demonstrates the thinking of liberals with too much time on their hands.

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Garben78

Aug-19-13 6:37 PM

How about taking up a hobby or volunteering steph

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enigma

Aug-19-13 5:41 PM

For those of you who want to bury the power lines, think again. A study was done in D.C. to bury the lines to avoid outages. It was found that it would add $226 per month to customer's bills for ten years. Are you really willing to pony up that kind of money? It varies widely, but on average it costs about five times as much to install underground lines and even more to convert from above ground to below ground. It's cheaper to make unicorn and moose trees.

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enigma

Aug-19-13 5:32 PM

Steelerfan,"There's a lot of bark to this letter. I think Steph is branching out but I don't believe any of her ideas will take root."

Pure gold!

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BornHere

Aug-19-13 3:02 PM

Mr. Shaman talking about planting trees between the sidewalk and the curb, we purchased a rental unit in Loyalsock last year.

There was a tree that was between the curb and the walk that we had to remove because the roots had pushed up the sidewalk so much that it was a code violation. By the time we hired someone to cut the tree that cost was $870 then had to replace the walk that was another $1,900, purchase dirt and grass seed for the front lawn because of the roots another $100, the township wanted me to plant another tree after I had put out all of that money. Their reason for another tree was "it makes the street look nice", well till this day there still isn't a tree between the curb and walk, that is the dumbest thing anybody can do.

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Capricorn1

Aug-19-13 10:33 AM

Shaman have you ever had a bonsai tree? When I was in Japan I used to have them as a hobby and it was a good way to relax and forget about all of life's ills.

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MrShaman

Aug-19-13 8:52 AM

"Regarding tree losses due to several projects in Williamsport and South Williamsport and power companies lousy pruning methods that make these look like moose horns or unicorns, we need to replant trees although smaller ones that roots do not interfere with sewer lines and get better pruning companies employed for power companies." - Stephanie Crayton

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I'm a HUGE fan of trees; planting, trimmimng/SHAPING (a lost art) them...BUT...every time I see someone planting a new/young tree...BETWEEN the sidewalk & curb...TOO-often (right) under power/cable/phone-lines...I'd have NO problem TEARING THEM OUT!!!!!!

What's wrong with people? Are they PURPOSELY setting-up an opportunity to complain??!!!

There's no need for power-companies hiring trimming-"artists". Their money would be MUCH-better-spent, long-term, hiring tree-REMOVAL services!!

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SteelerFan

Aug-19-13 8:23 AM

There's a lot of bark to this letter. I think Steph is branching out but I don't believe any of her ideas will take root.

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Capricorn1

Aug-19-13 8:08 AM

Premier you need to leaf this poor woman alone :-)

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Scott36

Aug-19-13 7:22 AM

Texas, I have heard that suggestion before and it makes perfect sense to me. I would assume that it would be more expensive to run lines this way, but would the savings in not having to repair storm/accident damaged lines offset it?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-19-13 6:05 AM

Bury the power lines. Then you won't need to trim the trees and you will avoid all the negative consequences that Stephanie mentions. Also you are less likely to lose electricity during a storm because you won't have downed power lines because of branches falling.

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Premier

Aug-19-13 6:02 AM

And right after the lights go dark at Steph's house from a fallen tree branch she hastens another LTE for the deforestation of all living plants.

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