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PSNH cutting approved

PETERBOROUGH — Public Service of New Hampshire plans to trim or remove a number of trees on two of the town’s scenic roads in order to install taller utility poles.

On June 10, the Planning Board approved PSNH’s plan for tree cutting on Old Dublin Road and Windy Row, following a brief public hearing.

According to a letter from David Crane, a regional arborist for PSNH, the taller poles on the two roads will bring the company into compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code. The utility company will also cut down a large, dying sugar maple on Windy Row near Spring Road, at the request of the landowner.

Crane wrote that the new poles will look similar to the existing ones, and all but will be in the current location. One pole on Windy Row will be relocated to better balance the space between poles.

Brush from the project will be chipped and hauled away, while wood will be left on site for the use of the landowners. Crane wrote that only two trees are expected to be removed; other trees will be trimmed as needed.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233.

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