Bedford Co. Trees Could Be Cut Down By Power Company

Bedford Co., VA - They've stood for more than two centuries, now three trees in Bedford County could be cut down in a matter of days.

The trees are on Byron Davis' land in Forest. Dominion Virginia Power has a 125-foot right of way on the property.

The power company is clearing trees to make room enough to center and rebuild a transmission line. Two of the old trees are within the right of way. The third is just outside.

"This tree does not really pose a problem unless they decide on their own it's a problem tree," said Byron Davis. "They can cut it, even though it's outside of their right of way."

"We may have to cut those trees down," said Le-Ha Anderson, Media Relations Manager for Dominion Virginia Power. "We will know after we have exhausted all options and we will inform Mr. Davis before we take any steps."

Davis said the company has not responded to options he suggested that would not involve cutting down the trees. A Dominion Virginia spokeswoman told us the company will contact Davis no later than Monday, and will not touch the trees until then.