Date: 6/8/18 5:29 pm
From: Alicia <tess...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
We pretty much live in the woods but have planted a lot of
bird-attracting perennials in the opening around our house, which also
hosts NYSEG lines.  Years ago NYSEG left a card on our door saying that
they would be 'tree trimming' soon and to contact them if we wanted to
be notified of the date so we could be present.  I did that - I think I
spoke with someone who identified himself as the NYSEG forester? - and
he said they would be in touch before they came.  He also reminded me
that within the utility right of way that they own, they have a right to
remove anything growing there that they deem a potential danger to the
lines.  They actually have not cleared the lines here since they left
that card, but we hope they would follow through and contact us as
promised. It has been a lot more than 5 yrs since then ...

Alicia


On 6/8/2018 7:24 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote:
> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely _clear-cut_ early this
> winter.Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples
> with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were
> sliced off at the ground.My five bird feeders were removed and left on
> our front steps.Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we
> opened the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at
> the damage.He said that although the decorative trees in question were
> considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes
> happen” and “our guys are only human”.He said I can try to file a
> claim through their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this,
> contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway.Having found that simple
> branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely
> remove any trees they deem a possible future problem under any of
> their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>; Karen L Edelstein
> <kle2...>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...>; Donna Lee Scott
> <dls9...>; Candace Cornell <cec222...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send
> NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email” page:
> https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of
> us to post messages there. I found this page:
> https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but
> regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message
> there as well).
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> <mailto:<77717969...>> on behalf of Marie P. Read
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> *Sent:* Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> *To:* Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Cc:* Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> *Subject:* RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush
> hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want
> to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this!
> There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose
> breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a
> heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is
> cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have
> finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
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> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
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> Freeville NY  13068 USA
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> <mailto:<5851667...>
> [<bounce-122625773-5851667...>
> <mailto:<5851667...>] on behalf of Karen Edelstein
> [<kle2...> <mailto:<kle2...>]
> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
> vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek
> Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned
> about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area
> of (formerly) dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening
> elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on
> NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.
>
> Your thoughts?
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