Co-op’s tree trimming has area resident upset

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Posted: October 16, 2013

The Winchester Star

Some Middletown residents are upset with the way trees have been trimmed by a contractor working for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. Above, a large tree has had a deep “V” cut into it to avoid electrical wires. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Some Middletown residents are upset about how trees in the town were trimmed by a contractor of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. Ann Lewis, director of communications and public relations for REC, said the co-op trims trees near its lines every five years. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

MIDDLETOWN — A local resident isn’t happy about the state of trees on her street after contractors for an electric cooperative came through to trim them so they wouldn’t threaten nearby power...



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