Cheney preps for power line clearance work


It may not seem like it yet but spring isn’t too far off, and with that in mind the city of Cheney is beginning its process of clearing away trees and vegetation around local power conductors.

It’s a practice Cheney has done for years, with work being subcontracted to local arborist firms beginning in 2001. Prior to that it was city crews doing the trimming, with results sometimes not so complimentary to the trees, let alone landowners desires.

“They’re (city crews) basically line workers and not certified arborists so we try to sub out as much so we don’t butcher the trees,” Ch...

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