Easement pruning & plant labels
Green thumbs up
to utility company forestry departments who let property owners
know in advance when easement clearance crews will be in the area.
When we get the word, we contact the utility and then meet with a
crew supervisor to discuss their plans in advance. So far we have
been able to reach good compromises. We both agree the easement
must be clear but sometimes only we have the facts about the
potential growth of specific plants, and that's the key to deciding
how far they should be pruned.
Green thumbs down
to those annoying plant labels that stand out in winter like
miniature headstones and forgotten price tags. We push them down
into the ground before the soil freezes, or remove them.