Thinking globally while gardening locally in metro DC.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Take A Survey About PEPCO's Tree Trimming
We've been lucky so far this season; the thunderstorms haven't knocked out the power for long periods of time like they did in the fall and summer of last year.
PEPCO, our local power company, has tried to blame the trees for all of those outages and many others which have taken place in the last few years, although several officials who have investigated have come to the conclusion that PEPCO's own poor management is probably the ultimate culprit.
Last week a letter to the editor of the Gazette newspapers brought the issue forward in a new way, and it seems the Montgomery Countryside Alliance is calling attention to the issue of PEPCO's severe trimming practices in our county's Agricultural Reserve.
Caren Madsen, one of the authors of the Gazette letter, sent around the message below and ask people to take the survey and forward the link:
"Before Pepco goes into more overdrive on trimming with summer storm season approaching, let's see what others around the county are saying. "