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Old 07-26-2019, 06:01 AM
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At 6:30 am I had tree trimmers contracted by PG and E ringing my doorbell to trim the tree in the backyard. I knew the tree needed trimming, but I usually get a call from the person in charge a day or two beforehand. Plus, the tree truck is blocking my driveway. Iím not happy


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Old 07-26-2019, 06:50 AM
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Too early . I feel ya!


They insisted to get in my backyard and the tree wasnít close to lines?? I really think they thought the neighbors tree was mine. Then didnít clean up branches for several days and my yard man couldnít mow side where they had been stacked.
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I despise the early morning doorbell.
Old 07-26-2019, 07:56 AM
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I am NOT a morning person because I usually stay up way too late.

Maybe you could call and complain to PG and E about the lack of advance notice? I certainly would.

I really appreciate the tree trimmers in my area because we have several big old trees fronting the state road. One of them was damaged by a storm in the past and fell into the roadway. When my husband tried to remove the huge limb from the roadway, it was nearly a life threatening act due to the speed and volume of traffic on the roadway. Even with a marked police car and a uniformed officer standing with flashing lights along the roadway, drivers barely noticed. I stood at the end of the driveway with my red bib apron on because I had been mixing up something in the kitchen. The neighbor across the road came to assist my husband. The police officer stood across the road to attempt to wave down traffic. Still, the job wasn't easy nor quick. Even though I suspect many drivers wondered why I was also trying to flag them down with a kitchen towel in my hand. they barely slowed. In short, any or all of us could have suffered an accident because of those poor old trees. Now when the trimmers come along to discuss the need to trim for the power line access, I encourage them to also take out any suspect trees or limbs we have on the property along the roadfront by relating the "tree fallen into the roadway" story.
As a result, they did take down a huge limb from a dead tree for us this year, for which we were extremely grateful. That one was going to definitely be blown over by a summer storm this year otherwise. I shudder to think of the result, especially if some unsuspecting driver was passing at the time. They usually don't clean up anything but the smaller branches because their chipper can only do so much and the men can't pick up huge chunks of the trees, but it really helps that they can cut them down safely. My husband is not as young as he once was.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:16 AM
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Donít get me wrong...I do appreciate the tree trimming service. However, the tree crew often leave messes, have destroyed my shed with falling branches, and leave my gate wide open.

My yard is crawling with tree trimmers and PG and E workers. The trimmers dropped a huge branch onto the electrical wires with began to smoke and then flames! Suddenly, the branch created an electrical bridge which resulted in huge flash explosions!! My whole house rocked! I shouted to the crew if I should call 911 and they just kind of looked around. No one seemed excited about it. I did call 911, but before I reached the right fire division, the crew had moved the branch.

1800 people are without power. The crew lied to the PG and E guy about which branch landed on the wires. They showed him a tiny part. I told the PG and E guy it was a huge branch of most likely 24 or inches in diameter.

Boy, these guys messed up my whole day. I had to cancel my doctor's appointment. I did file a complaint with PG and E.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:36 PM
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Wasn't PG&E responsible for starting some of the wildfires last year? I can see why, if they are that indifferent to their work.


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Old 07-26-2019, 07:21 PM
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That is terrible! Is there anyone to whom you can complain? If not, take this to the media level!

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Old 07-27-2019, 05:08 AM
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This incident has been scary and terribly disturbing. Iím still a bit shaky from it. Itís funny how all local Facebook, Next Door and Neighbor sites make no mention of the power outage or explosions.

Someone is supposed to talk to me today to investigate the incident. I have my DIL and DS's baby shower today. So this investigator better come before noon!

I filed a formal report with PGE.

I have saved many of my DOORBELL Ring videos which have video and sound of this crew getting their story straight before the supervisor arrived.
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