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Comments for: PUC change means CMP must negotiate on trees outside its right of way

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  • Guest

    Bout time. They think they own them all.

    • Guest

      Where did my reply go?

  • Anonymous

    The term “danger trees” implies there is something wrong with these trees…..There is noway CMP could afford the removal of all the trees that would or could strike a power line under the right conditions.

    • Anonymous

      Well, then, leave them alone! Don’t go cutting people’s trees down that are not on the right-of-way! And sneaking around while doing it, waiting until people aren’t home, leaving the wood in a mess, harming gardens, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Utilities can easily treat landowners the same way any logger does: ask if they can buy the value of the tree at fair market value.

  • Anonymous

    CMP ans Assplant seem to spray and cut what they want regardless. Like my blueberry crop. And yes it was while we were gone and despite our being on the no spray list. All they had to offer was blah blah “we tried to ask but you weren’t home”.

  • Anonymous

    Then the land owner should be held liable and pay for damages if their tree falls into the electric lines and pay for cost that occurs to the rest of us.

  • Anonymous

    Simple, if you don’t let Maine Power trim your trees, or trim them yourself to a proper distance from the lines, then you drop to the bottom of the cue for getting restored during outages.
    If you aren’t part of the solution, then tough.

  • Anonymous

    Though this story is about MAJOR transmission lines , the problem of CMP doing the trimming we need to keep the power on is a never ending fight between the loony tree huggers and the tree crews…Some towns have even hired “Tree Wardens” to over see the work…The result is the power going out if somebody cuts a good fart around here…We are constantly losing it and I live on a state highway…Some places it is a tunnel for the road and lines…Time for that to change..We need the power ON..Cut the trees…

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