Tree ordinance http://wunc.org en Why Duke Energy Wanted To Add Chemicals To Trees, And Why They Won't http://wunc.org/post/why-duke-energy-wanted-add-chemicals-trees-and-why-they-wont <p></p><div><p></p>Officials with Duke Energy have decided to hold off on a program that would have used a chemical product, Cambistat, to slow the growth of trees near power lines. The utility planned to inject the application into the soil around trees. &nbsp;The application would slow growth, reduce how often trees near power lines needed to be trimmed, and save money. But residents questioned the risks, and complained that they were being forced into the program.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:28:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33540 at http://wunc.org Why Duke Energy Wanted To Add Chemicals To Trees, And Why They Won't Greensboro Awaits First Draft Of New Tree Ordinance http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-awaits-first-draft-new-tree-ordinance <p></p><p>Some residents in Greensboro are eagerly awaiting the details of a proposed tree ordinance. A city council subcommittee finished the draft for the ordinance this week, but it has not yet been made public.</p><p>The new measure comes in response to a dispute between property owners and Duke Energy over the company’s practice of cutting trees.&nbsp; Nancy Vaughan is an at-large City Council member who helped write the ordinance draft.<br><br>"We were able to protect private property as well as public right of way," says&nbsp; Vaughan.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:52:05 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 14605 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Awaits First Draft Of New Tree Ordinance Greensboro Resident Still Upset Over Tree Trimming http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-resident-still-upset-over-tree-trimming <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greensboro residents are upset with Duke Energy again over its tree trimming practices in the city, this time because of pruning around major transmission lines. Concerned locals are taking to F</span>acebook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and asking local leaders to do more. </span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 12831 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Resident Still Upset Over Tree Trimming Caution Around The Wires: New Greensboro Tree Ordinance Seeks To Please Residents And Utility http://wunc.org/post/caution-around-wires-new-greensboro-tree-ordinance-seeks-please-residents-and-utility <p>The first of three City Council subcommittee meetings takes place Monday morning as lawmakers begin drafting a new tree ordinance for the city. Strong turnout is expected from residents, many of who were outraged last month after Duke Energy cut down dozens of trees in residential neighborhoods.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:12:54 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 9456 at http://wunc.org