Tulsans split on tree cutting
By TOM DROEGE World Staff Writer
Residents are divided on AEP-PSO's aggressive tree-trimming policy, an Oklahoma Poll finds.��� Tulsans are split over the way� AEP-PSO trims trees around power lines, according to the latest� Oklahoma Poll.
The buzz of chain saws in� shady neighborhoods is dreaded� and welcomed by nearly the� same number of residents, the� poll found.
And more than half those surveyed say they're willing to pay� more on their electric bills to� have the lines buried.
The poll of 500 likely voters� was conducted Oct. 7-10 by Oklahoma City-based SoonerPoll.com.� Sponsored by the Tulsa World� and KOTV-Channel 6, the Oklahoma Poll has a margin of error� of 4.4 percent.
When asked to describe the� quality of the power company's� tree trimming, 44 percent said� crews are cutting about the right�� amount or not enough. The majority -- 46 percent -- said the� company is trimming too aggressively.
Poll participant Phyllis Levy� cringes at the word trimming,� which she thinks is a euphemism after seeing the way AEP-PSO cut trees near her neighborhood.