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Homeowners accuse BWL of excessive tree trimming*

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Homeowners accuse BWL of excessive tree trimming*

Homeowners accuse BWL of excessive tree trimming*

A once-full sycamore tree is now half bare after a couple says the BWL was excessive when clearing limbs near the power lines.

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Homeowners accuse BWL of excessive tree trimming*

THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.I'M SARAH SWISTAK.THE LANSING BOARD OF WATER ANDLIGHT IS ADMITTING... IT MAYHAVE GONE TOO FAR WITH ARECENT TREE TRIM.A LOCAL FAMILY REACHED OUT TOUS... AFTER ONE OF THEIR TREESGOT A CLEANSHAVE ON ONE SIDE.FOX 47'S NICOLE BUCHMANN WENT TOWORK... TO GET THEM ANSWERS."THE FRONT PART OF THE TREE WASGONE...IT WAS JUST DEFACED"A ONCE-FULL SYCAMORE TREE IS NOWHALF BARE.GEORGE AND CAROL CURTIS' SAY THEBWL WASEXCESSIVE WHEN CLEARING LIMBSNEAR THE POWER LINES.WE THOUGHT IT WOULD JUST BE ONTHE TOP BUT FAR AWAY ENOUGH FROMTHE POWER LINES SO IF THERE WASANY GROWTH BUT TO COMPLETELY GODOWN THE ENTIRE TREE AND TAKEEVEN THE BOTTOM BRANCHES OFF,THOUGHT THAT WAS TOO MUCH.BECAUSE OF THE TREES PROXIMITYTO SUCH ANACTIVE ROAD LIKE WASHINGTON, THEHOMEOWNERS SAID CARS HAVE BEENSTOPPING BY TOCOMMENT ON THE CONDITION OF THETREE.THEY SAID SARCASTICALLY, OH MYGOODNESS THEY REALLY DID A GOODJOB ON THAT DIDN'T THEY.THE CURTIS' SAY THEY COMPLAINEDTO BWL WHOOFFERED TO TEAR THE WHOLE TREEDOWN FOR FREE.I SAYS NO I DONT WANT TO DO THATBECAUSE THAT PROVIDES SHADE FOROUR LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOMS.FOR NOW, THE CURTIS' SAY THEYWILL KEEP THE TREEUP, BUT WORRY THAT IT COULDIMPACT THE VALUE OF THEIR HOME.WE ARE 77 YEAR OLD SENIORS ANDWE MIGHT SELL THIS PLACE INTHREEYEARS, ALL THEY DID WAS DEVALUEOUR PROPERTY.THE BWL SAYS LIMBS MUST BE 20FEET AWAY FROM THEPROPERTY LINES FOR SAFETY.THE CURTIS' UNDERSTAND... BUTHOPE THEIR SITUATIONENCOURAGES HOMEOWNERS TO ASKQUESTIONS.DONT BE AFRAID TO GO OUT AND ASKWHY ARE YOU TRIMMING SO MANY?AND THE BWL SAYS IT'S WILLING TOLISTEN TO ITSCUSTOMERS WHEN DOING IT.THE B-W-L IS ALMOST FINISHEDWITH THE FIVE-YEAR TRIMMINGPLAN..

IT STARTED...AFTER THE THE 20-13 ICE STORM.ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE TREELIMBS GETTING CLOSE TO POWERLINES... CAN ASKTHEIR POWER PROVIDER TO TRIMTHEM




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