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Bath homeowners questioning tree-trimming

3/28/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

We have lived in Bath on Granger Road for almost 14 years, and I must say this is a wonderful community. We have a lovely home; gardens that keep me very busy and both my husband and I are very proud of our front yard (curb appeal, if you will). We work hard to keep it clean and mowed and weeded. I am really proud to know we live on a designated Scenic Byway, but I must say right now our scenic looks a bit like a tornado travelled down the street.

I can well understand the need for trimming tree branches away from power lines, but butchering trees is a travesty. Our spruce was topped by at least 20 feet, and our hemlock was topped also, even though it was not near the lines.

Driving down the street to go to the store has become a sad experience. Is there no way to clean up the mess that has been left behind? Branches have been tossed in the ditch or beyond.

Whoever made the decision to butcher these trees made a big mistake and should be held accountable for cleaning up the debris, and replacing the trees that may die because of this travesty.

We love this community and want to see it prosper and to keep the scenic part of Bath.

Barbara and Loren Hale, Bath

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