Walking home from the train, there were 4 cherry-picker type trucks from the electric company, 2 sets of 2, and they were working on brand new utility poles - with a lot of men at work.
I inquired and was informed that it was an effort to move an electric line so that it was no longer in touch with a hundred-year-old tree. I said it looked like a big job, and was told that it was also a lot of money.
I told the man that my preference might have been to just trim the tree.
He jokingly told me I was no longer allowed to live in the neighborhood.
The locals always get up in arms when the electric company wants to trim the tree branches near its lines.
You can hug a tree
but you must pay