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OMG, why not another solution?

by brucemoon,

We've all seen this sort of landscape. Ugly is the first reaction. Why not another way follows shortly.

Protecting citizens from line damage caused by wind affected branches warrants such intervention. But, this 'solution' is only a recent approach.

The saddest aspect is that each year, the electricity authorities team up with the tree loppers to not only remove any regrowth but also increase the 'size' of the intervention. What was once a small cut in the vegetation has now been increased to almost absurdity.

Note the lack of vegetation on the other side of the street!

Surely Council could develop a policy whereby 'offending' vegetation is replaced with vegetation having a similar growth habit on the opposite side of the street. And, then replacing the large tree with trees better suited to growing under powerlines.

Rather than have the urban landscape annually butchered, surely Council could interact with the electricity supply authority to develop a strategy whereby vegetation 'resiting' is undertaken. The annual 'maintenance' would then be undertaken less often (saving costs). And, the urban aesthetic landscape would be enhanced.

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Admin Commented Tweed Administrator over 4 years ago
Thank you for your feedback. Factors that can result in vegetation loss will be among the topics to be addressed by the Scenic Landscape Strategy.
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