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.