NStar has put a temporary stop to tree cutting and clearing in Framingham, as well as work in the neighboring communities of Wayland and Sudbury.
"For those that have visited Reardon it no longer looks the same. The large Cedar tree near the basketball court is gone, along with all the trees that were on the right side of the park," wrote Josh Mulready to Framingham Patch.
“This is something that goes throughout our service territory all the time. We have a five-year cycle right now that we began in 2010 and this particular right of way in MetroWest has come up for the work that needs to be done,” Mike Durand told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Tuesday.
“In the past we had tried to what is called ‘top’ the trees, which literally is to cut the tops off. Well, utilities across the country are moving away from that method because it really is not healthy for the tree and eventually can create more problems than you try to solve," Durand told WBZ News Radio.
The NSTAR spokesman said there is no timetable yet to resume the tree clearing, until talks with all three towns are complete.