Ameren has been in our local area trimming trees which may be getting close to power lines and this is always a good thing to prevent lines falling from ice or wind. But, boy, these guys are not tree trimmers per se, they're utilitarians. There is no finesse involved in what they do, they just hack away and what's done is done.
Here is how most of the trees look along the residential street which leads into our campus.
The middle has been removed and there they all stand looking worse for wear.