Thursday, February 10, 2011
Duke Energy Just All Kinds of Fail
For more than two decades these Bradford Pears have graced the edge of Carmel Road in front of Charlotte Country Day School's athletic fields, just south of Fairview Road.
On Wednesday crews hired by Duke Energy began "trimming" the trees.
Cedar Posts talked with a Asplundh supervisor on site who said "we know people are going to be upset, but we just do what we are told".
The trees were planted by the school around 1983 and were at the time far from the power lines. But a City of Charlotte side walk and street widening project in the 90's re-located the power lines.
Apparently the trees are within the utilities right of way and they can "trim" them if they like.
I expect that Charlotte Country Day School will ask that the trees be removed and while the trees belong to CCDS they really belonged to all of us who travel Carmel Road and live in our city.