Capitol: Utility Companies Clear-Cutting Of Trees Threatens Community Landscape

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

July 07, 2010

Since late last year, residents across Westchester County have witnessed, with disbelief, the disappearance of the natural landscape that has shielded homes and properties from exposure for decades. In the days following the removal of broad swaths of vegetation with chainsaws, the lush greenery that had always been there was gone and left behind were areas littered with debris and the stumps of trees.

Our local utility has been in the midst of implementing an “enhanced vegetation management” program, which aimed to “maintain” the growth of flora along high-voltage power lines (or transmission lines) that ran adjacent to residential properties. Most trees, shrubs and brush growing within a certain distance of the miles and miles…

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The Capitol – (June 30, 2010)