Lewis Tree Service and Penelec destro...

Lewis Tree Service and Penelec destroying the city's street trees

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Homeowner

Erie, PA

#1 Jun 10, 2009
Yesterday I saw these hacks from Lewis Tree Service destroy seven beautiful trees in my neighborhood. They topped one that will have to be removed. How do you stop these clowns?
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jun 10, 2009
Homeowner wrote:
Yesterday I saw these hacks from Lewis Tree Service destroy seven beautiful trees in my neighborhood. They topped one that will have to be removed. How do you stop these clowns?
Take the trees out of Penelec's right of way.
Homeowner

Erie, PA

#3 Jun 10, 2009
Realist wrote:
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Take the trees out of Penelec's right of way.
Penelec does not have a right to destroy trees that belong to me and my neighbors, only remove branches that may be or become a hazard. A healthy pin oak was not a hazard, but Lewis topped anyway. Now the tree will die and have to be removed at great cost to me.
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jun 10, 2009
Homeowner wrote:
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Penelec does not have a right to destroy trees that belong to me and my neighbors, only remove branches that may be or become a hazard. A healthy pin oak was not a hazard, but Lewis topped anyway. Now the tree will die and have to be removed at great cost to me.
How do you know it wasn't a hazard? Are you an arborist? Part of what they do is look for trees that within a matter of a few years will grow into the power lines. The same people who whine about the trees are the last to do anything about them themselves, and the first to cry that their power is out because their tree limb or a neighbor's limb fell on the lines.
Homeowner

Erie, PA

#5 Jun 10, 2009
Realist wrote:
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How do you know it wasn't a hazard? Are you an arborist? Part of what they do is look for trees that within a matter of a few years will grow into the power lines. The same people who whine about the trees are the last to do anything about them themselves, and the first to cry that their power is out because their tree limb or a neighbor's limb fell on the lines.
You're kind of an assh*le aren't you?
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jun 10, 2009
Homeowner wrote:
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You're kind of an assh*le aren't you?
Opinions vary. Is that all you have, though? Nothing substantive?
rastus

Fredericksburg, VA

#7 Jun 10, 2009
Realist wrote:
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Opinions vary. Is that all you have, though? Nothing substantive?
good one..haha
Observer1

Erie, PA

#8 Jun 10, 2009
People need to realize that some of the traditional large residential-area trees were planted before the advent of multiple power lines. Smaller varieties of trees need to replace the giant, sidewalk-busting, line-tangling oaks and maples sprouting out of small frontages.
Scrotee

Stow, OH

#9 Jun 10, 2009
Tie yourself up naked like David Carradine.... that should get there attention.
Mike

Harmonsburg, PA

#10 Jun 10, 2009
Just Call Paul Brugger. He'll cut the trees with his chainsaw and you won't have to deal with Penelec.
Carl

Stow, OH

#11 Jun 10, 2009
Homeowner wrote:
Yesterday I saw these hacks from Lewis Tree Service destroy seven beautiful trees in my neighborhood. They topped one that will have to be removed. How do you stop these clowns?
I've seen some of those hatchet jobs. Penelec should hire a tree service that knows what they're doing, not just a bunch of fools with chainsaws. There have been a lot of complaints about Lewis.

Since: Feb 08

erie

#12 Jun 11, 2009
Doing what i do for a liveing i have the opportunity to see a lot of thier work,and it is less than impressive to me.and they are very unsafe as far as setting up work zones for traffic.they will work on a hill on a busy roadway and usually never put any warning signs out or have flagmen.I think it is a mexican owned outfit,at least thats all i see working with them,so maybe they dont understand the importance of setting up a proper safety zone?
Yo mama

Canton, OH

#14 Jun 11, 2009
Fupa Gravy
Chuck

Stow, OH

#15 Jun 11, 2009
Hmmmm maybe someone needs to make a few calls to homeland security and deport there worthless asses.
Everyone needs to start realizing that outfits like this are putting our own american workers out of work. They pay these guys peanuts no health care nothing. And they are too stupid to realize that a flag man and some signs are there to save lives.
If I came over a blind hill and got in an accident with my family you can guarantee that
1. I will own that outfit and
2. there will be numerous greasy stains from me pounding there ass into the ground.
point of view wrote:
Doing what i do for a liveing i have the opportunity to see a lot of thier work,and it is less than impressive to me.and they are very unsafe as far as setting up work zones for traffic.they will work on a hill on a busy roadway and usually never put any warning signs out or have flagmen.I think it is a mexican owned outfit,at least thats all i see working with them,so maybe they dont understand the importance of setting up a proper safety zone?

Since: Feb 08

erie

#16 Jun 14, 2009
Yea definatly unsafe.I saw them recently on rt. 430 and saw the same thing,they were backed in a driveway chipping limbs with the front of the truck blocking the westbound lane,no cones or anything for safety,not even a flair.someones gonna get hurt by these people.at least when they are out picking lettuce they arent blocking traffic.
what is their number

Wheeling, WV

#17 Jul 28, 2011
What is their information?
Location etc/ and are they working for Allegheny POWER in PITTSBURGH TOO?
what is their number

Wheeling, WV

#18 Jul 28, 2011
who is LEWIS TREE SERVICE anyway?
what is their number

Wheeling, WV

#19 Jul 28, 2011
Homeowner wrote:
Yesterday I saw these hacks from Lewis Tree Service destroy seven beautiful trees in my neighborhood. They topped one that will have to be removed. How do you stop these clowns?
Do you have their information?
cheetos

United States

#20 Jul 28, 2011
Lewis Tree Service has to be the largest bunch of butchers i've ever seen!!! They came through this area 2 years ago. People returned home from work to find the trees in their front yard destoyed!! Most had to be cut down, it was a huge deal in the Crawford county area.
REC went back to using Asplehnd (sp) which are very profressional.
Lewis cannot fall trees properly and have dropped in the center of RT 8 ripping wires and property damage. If you speak to any of the site foreman the only response you will recieve is "No speak english" not kidding!!! When the site foreman was confronted with a fine for not having proper road warning signs and flagging he spoke perfect english!!

“Chlorinate The Gene Pool”

Since: Mar 09

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#21 Jul 28, 2011
Homeowner wrote:
Yesterday I saw these hacks from Lewis Tree Service destroy seven beautiful trees in my neighborhood. They topped one that will have to be removed. How do you stop these clowns?
Like it or not, it's covered by the utility companies rights of way. Try a civil case, but I don't think it will fly.

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