The city planted dozens of pecan trees along Singleton Boulevard when they widened it to four lanes plus a center turn lane as part of Project Pegasus. But, as Judge Judy says, "somebody didn’t have their thinking cap on" when they planted the trees directly under Oncor power lines. It’s as if they used the lines as a guide to plant the sapplings along a stretch between the Trinity River and Sylvan Avenue on both sides of Singleton. Oncor’s standard is to keep 10 feet between trees and power lines, as those involved in the Oak Cliff tree drama know. We suppose it’s a matter of time before taxpayers’ West Dallas pecan orchard gets the axe.
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