Ron, around here the power company seems to be pretty lax with the trimming. They really need to do more. Within a quarter mile of my house there are several deader than a door nail trees right next to the roadway and the utility lines, and neither the town, the power company, or the property owners have seen fit to take them down before they just fall down. This past autumn I paid to have a large dying tree out near the road on my property taken down. I had visions of it coming down in a storm and either hitting a car that happens to be driving by or taking out the utility lines on the other side of the road.