Meeting in Greenfield Hill on UI tree trimming plan

Some fear trimming could leave Fairfield barren

The Greenfield Hill Village Improvement Society, along with local RTM representatives including Laura Devlin (District 3), are hosting an informational meeting for Greenfield Hill residents to learn and ask questions about United Illuminating’s tree trimming plan, which is underway now and starting in the Greenfield Hill area.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 15 at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Memorial Room from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Representatives from United Illuminating along with local and state representatives will share information and answer questions.

“I have been working with the Greenfield Hill Village Improvement Society to raise awareness among the neighborhood residents about the UI tree trimming effort and how the new law requires consent of each homeowner for any tree proposed to be cut on private property,” said Devlin, who is running for state representative in the 134th Distrct. “The current UI tree trimming plan could quite possibly change the look of the town and have an environmental impact.”

As part of this plan, UI intends to prune branches or remove trees that are within 8 to 10 feet above, below or on either side of power lines (this means a 16- to 20-foot-wide zone). The plan includes trees on both private and public property. Stump grinding and replanting are not currently part of the program.

Questions can be directed to the Greenfield Hill Village Improvement Society ([email protected]) or RTM District 3 Representatives c/o Laura Devlin ([email protected]).

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