We have the same problem with both buried gas line and overhead power lines. They bull dozed a 40 foot wide path through hundreds of feet of our land and left it so bumpy I can’t drive it. The only positive is we now have Field Sparrows.
I HATE NYSE&G Glenn Wilson Endicott, NY www.WilsonsWarbler.com On Jun 8, 2018, at 11:10 PM, Karen Edelstein <k...@cornell.edu> wrote: Wow. I'm so sorry that happened to you. What a shoddy way of doing business. It's not like they can replace the time it took to put that garden into place. .. > On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 7:24 PM Carol Schmitt <cfschm...@aol.com> wrote: > Our summer garden at our cottage was completely clear-cut early this winter. > Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples with a likely > mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were sliced off at the > ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our front steps. > Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened the cottage for > the season. > I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the > damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were > considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes happen” and > “our guys are only human”. He said I can try to file a claim through their > website. > I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this, > contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch > trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any trees > they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines. > Carol Schmitt > -----Original Message----- > From: Muhammad Arif <mna...@live.com> > To: Marie P. Read <m...@cornell.edu>; Karen L Edelstein <k...@cornell.edu>; > CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> > Cc: Bill Evans <wrev...@clarityconnect.com>; Donna Lee Scott > <d...@cornell.edu>; Candace Cornell <cec...@gmail.com> > Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am > Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines > > Marie, Thank you. > > I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a > note, here is their “contact us by email” page: > https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html > > They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to > post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG > which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve > posted a message there as well). > > -- > muhammad arif > http://flickr.com/arif-photos > http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos > https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com > > From: bounce-122625976-77717...@list.cornell.edu > <bounce-122625976-77717...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Marie P. Read > <m...@cornell.edu> > Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM > To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L > Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell > Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines > > I just sent NYSEG the following email: > > "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging > under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that > this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds > nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed > when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this > removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn > when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. > Thanks!" > > Marie > > > > > > > Marie Read Wildlife Photography > 452 Ringwood Road > Freeville NY 13068 USA > > Phone 607-539-6608 > e-mail m...@cornell.edu > > Website: http://www.marieread.com > Follow me on Facebook: > https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ > ________________________________________ > From: bounce-122625773-5851...@list.cornell.edu > [bounce-122625773-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Karen Edelstein > [k...@cornell.edu] > Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines > > I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging > vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With > the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the > probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) > dense growth. > > While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in > the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting > at least until later in the summer. > > Your thoughts? > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and > Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > Archives: > The Mail > Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! > -- > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --