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PSEG Recklessly Trimming Private Homeowner Trees

PSEG is indiscriminately cutting private homeowners tress. They should be required to seek permission.

I pulled up in my driveway to see Asplundh cutting our cherished oak tree. Whilst I recognize some trees are in harm's way and or a serious potential nuisance, this one is not.

In addition, we have it trimmed safely by Sav-a-Tree annually. We trust Sav-a-Tree because they care for our safety. Big Bully PSEG is concerned in an ultra conservative case about their wires.

Well Didgewoodonians. I ask you. At what point do we give up our civil liberties and ownership rights and at what point does the town start to look like Elmwood Park and or other towns?

As always, we are OVERREACTING to a situation and we are destroying our precious Ridgewood Landscape. I explore common sense. Not over reaction, no trees or extractive trees. We can have oaks and maple trees. Just have limitations that are common sense. Like is it bigger than 70 feet on town property? Is it rotting? Come on, people! Let's control our rights and preserve our landscape.

Haven't you had enough that every day we pass a new law to address the 1% idiot vs the 99% of us that have common sense and the sense of responsibility? That means everyday we give up a freedom. If you see a tree company on your street, stop and ask them if they are going to trim your trees.

One last thing, the employee had the audacity to call me a *&& hole. I looked and said, you must be kidding me. You come to my house, come on my property and start cutting my tree and you have an attitude? Wow!

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jp1 January 28, 2013 at 05:58 PM
PSE&G are just arrogant SOB's.
thetentman January 28, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Could be worse, you should try O&R for a few years.
tootoo4u January 28, 2013 at 09:32 PM
To be clear they are not PSE&G Employees... If a tree contracting company employee gave attitude, or you believe they are acting wrongly you should report it to PSEG with as much detail as possible. PSEG tries to hold its contractors to the same standards as its employees, and thus should take appropriate action.
Dennis Martinez January 29, 2013 at 12:41 PM
They can only trim trees that are within the Town right of way without permission. If the tree branches that are trimmed meet that standard, they are doing their job. If they go beyond the right of way, in some jurisdictions, you may be entitled to treble damages. Unfortunately, tree trimming is necessary and usually the biggest whiners are towns like Ridgewood which doesn't want trees trimmed yet after a storm complain about the outages resulting from downed tree branches.
J.D. Luke January 29, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Where do you live that only 1% of the people are idiots? I'd like to move there.
jp1 January 29, 2013 at 06:09 PM
You ever see how these people come in and butcher a tree.
kevin January 29, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Am I to believe that this company is just running roughshod throughout the town cutting down residents limbs because they get a kick out of it. Or does the author Greg Osborn considered himself privileged and does believe the same rules apply to him. The only overreaction i see here is the to Mr. Osborn crying about it
Elizabeth Cox January 29, 2013 at 09:30 PM
pseg can the town can cut any tree that is a town tree. they don't need your permission - i wish they would come cut mine! i have found pseg workers to be polite and respectful- i feel that people will react to being treated by the way the are apporached- if you go at someone negatively or harshly my guess you will be met by the same tone- treat others how you expect to be treated-
Joe the average American guy. January 30, 2013 at 03:49 AM
See my updated blog reference this issue entitled. "Guy Vogt. PSE&G's Common Sense Arborist. Your point guy to a great outcome."
Joe the average American guy. January 30, 2013 at 03:50 AM
It was not a town tree. That's the point of the story. And the difference is. I did not want it cut.
Joe the average American guy. January 30, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Kevin I think if it was your tree and not the towns. You would be privileged. Don't confuse rights and owner respect of property with being privileged. I'm far from privileged buddy. I'm trying to preserve our esthetic value. To bad you kiss the point all together this isn't personal.
Joe the average American guy. January 30, 2013 at 03:52 AM
I know. I said it was the tree service.
Mikka H January 30, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Greg Osborne....classic ridgewood ass&$@).....here's a guy on the truck doing his job and like alot of the guys is a journeyman working for asplundh and a southerner .....an easy going gentleman.....and then the Yankee foaming at the mouth is going to start demanding his rights in his driveway.....we all know why the lineman called him an a hole....I can just imagine what went down......
Joe the average American guy. January 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Thanks Mikka. ill send them down to your house to cut your private trees. all jokes aside. I wont fall to your level, but from what rock did you crawl from under to make such a accusation and not appreciate this is a PRIVATE tree, not a TOWN tree.
Joe the average American guy. January 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM
do u have the guts to put a name with a comment
Mikka H January 31, 2013 at 12:49 AM
you won't fall to my level and then ask from what rock I live under....well, I'm not going to tell you where my rock is.....IT"S PRIVATE.....and very nice.....as far as rocks go....

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