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BGE's unwise attitude about trees
Two points about The Sun's coverage of tree cutting by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. ("A bid to trim power outages," Dec. 23). First, I told the management of BGE at a meeting held with them by the Baltimore City Forestry Board in 1987 that their aggressive tree pruning was not working and to return to the old method. I also suggested that they contribute to city street tree planting instead of planting under power lines, as was their practice at the time. They refused on both counts. By 2012, I have surely been proven right decade after decade about their tree cutting method, yet still they want to step it up rather than return to rationality — and with the support of the Maryland Public Service Commission.
January 3, 2013