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What Are Power And Utility Companies Doing To Our Trees? [PHOTOS]

Power and Utility companies are just doing what they have to do, but must they be so brutal to our beautiful Acadiana trees?

To get electricity, phone, internet and cable TV into your homes, wires and cables must be run thru trees.  But it seems to me, that not much thought is put into this procedure.  Does a tree have to lose 1/2 to 3/4 of it’s branches just for 2 or 3 wires?

There has to be a better way to run power and utility lines thru, under or around trees without destroying the aesthetics of the tree itself.  Drive around and you’ll see for yourself how many thousands of beautiful trees have been destroyed cosmetically for the sake of progress.  What I don’t quite understand is why the destruction is not so drastic in the upper class areas as it is in the rural and poorer areas.  I have also noticed that in other cities and states, power and utility companies don’t cut so much of the actual tree to allow the lines to pass thru safely.

What ever the reason(s), there has to be a better way.

Today, I whipped out the smartphone to take pics of some of the most beautiful trees ruined by wires.

This Tree Has Been Turned Into The Letter C

Tree 5
Photo by CJ


The Center Of This Tree Is Literally Gone

Tree 4
Photo by CJ

1/2 Of This Tree Is Missing

Tree 3
Photo by CJ

1/4 Of This Beautiful Oak Is No Longer

Tree 2
Photo by CJ

A Little More Than Half Remains

Tree 1
Photo by CJ

Please make no mistake, even though I noticed trees being more protected in the more wealthy neighborhoods, I do not fault anyone.  I simply believe there has to be a better way.


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