Utility’s harsh tree trimming angers Oak Cliff neighbors

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Oncor trimmed some trees today.

That’s putting it mildly. Some Oak Cliff neighbors consider them “butchered.”

Winnetka Heights neighbor Fran Gaconnier alerted the community on Facebook:

City Councilman Scott Griggs said trees in his Winnetka Heights backyard were needlessly cut.

And Wynnewood North chimed in:

Dallas’ temperatures are getting hotter faster than other cities because there aren’t enough trees. The city is finally taking steps to begin preserving the ecology here with an improved tree ordinance and requirements for builders to dedicate land for park space or pay a fee to fund expanding city parkland.

It’s disheartening to see trees, in a Historic Preservation District no less, haphazardly V’d by Oncor contractors — and why do they always seem to come on the hottest days?

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