State Rep. Jack Franks, also known as Chainsaw Jack, introduced legislation to allow Commonwealth Edison to chop down trees that were in the way of power lines.
Think of how much money that would have saved in tree trimming.
This past week I was reminded of that legislative effort when tree trimmers were in my back yard.
I knew they had been there because a pile of limbs with leaves ended up in the curb next to my driveway. A not on the front door verified that.
Today, the tree trimmers are going after “bad” trees with their chain saws. They destroy the evidence with chippers.
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Franks introduced legislation on February 28, 2012. An amendment to his House Bill 3884, which will allow Com Ed and Ameren to cut down any tree within 20 feet of a power line.
For those interested in how Jack Franks earned the nickname “Chainsaw Jack,” I present links to the following articles: