TELEPHONE WIRES RUN THROUGH TREE (May, 1929)
TELEPHONE WIRES RUN THROUGH TREE
RATHER than cut down an oak tree which grew directly in the way of a telephone line which was being erected in Wexford County, Michigan, the company cut an opening directly through the tree large enough to permit the wires to pass through without marring the oak. The rectangular opening is large enough so that the branches and leaves do not interfere with the wires, and all that is necessary to keep the opening clear is to trim away the foliage once a year. This opening does away with the necessity of cutting down the tree entirely or of cutting off the top, as is frequently done.