Monday, September 12, 2016

Tallahassee trees.

Yes, choices.  When thousands of trees cuts off power for up to a week, choices will have to be made!

...from the tallahassee democrat newspaper.....http://
....."While more than 70,000 city utilities customers lost power with Hermine, service was restored to 90 percent within three days. The final customer in the dark wasn't powered up until Sunday afternoon, according to the city's power outage map.

“On the trees, I have to say it’s going to be, I suspect, a pretty aggressive conversation that will have to take place in our community,” Gillum said during a Tallahassee Democrat virtual town hall meeting last week. “My guess is we have to make some important decisions in the coming several months of what we are going to do about our tree situation.”

I can remember when I was about ten years old, they cut a half mile of healthy maple trees down, along the road, so that snow drifts would not block the roads.  I cried.   
   But now there will be choices.  What will happen if tallahassee sees a 110 mph storm?!   Probably you go crash with relatives in Atlanta for six months and you hope that after those six months when power is restored your house has not been looted or water damaged inside!
FSU the colleges closed for a year, while you are at it, find a job there in Atlanta as your place of employment is also blown away!  Then live there in Atlanta!

At least, how about burying the power lines underground, along the canopy roads.
At most, maybe It Is Time to cut down the canopy road trees and make these roads four lane.
If you have trees, they will fall upon your house, sooner or later!

I had a nephew, once, experience that along the New York  state road , they were very aggressively removing trees and removing hedgerows.  This road runs along the lake , for the most  part and has a bit milder winter.  Many people live along this road for that reason, easier to get to work.  
   First off, they removed a heritage purple raspberry patch.  Then next day, a walnut tree, on his front lawn, was removed, without them asking him!  Tree was on the road right of way!  Eminent  domain...
Months later, he got a very good job at Cornell university!   He discovered WHY they removed these trees and plants!  To stop the snow drifts from blocking the road at 7 am, when he and the other hundreds of people drove to work!  He "voted", thusly, for road clearances!
In a way, one now is supposed to buy your raspberries at the big grocery store, raspberries from maybe Central America.  That is what NAFTA is for, the trade agreement.  There are now more important things in life than heritage raspberries!  If these berries are so important, you would have to change all of your life, completely, to embrace them!    No commutes, wife stay at home to raise the kids, you and she spend over half hour time with food raising and preparing and no media entertainment.

I grit my teeth when ever I hear a chainsaw.  Another tree bites the dust.   But I see the Proper House.
Only grass, not even a tree or bush along the property lines.  No bushes along the house, they shade the walls and cause rot and mold.
Just grass.    Bury your power lines .  Harden your house against winds.  
There are probably many Midwest communities where the sign at the town limits might as well say...." Welcome to windy hill, pop. 4,700, Certified Tree Free"!  The next town over was killed by a of those town killers.

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