By TOM DROEGE World Staff Writer

Residents are divided on AEP-PSO’s aggressive tree-trimming policy, an Oklahoma Poll finds.    Tulsans are split over the way  AEP-PSO trims trees around power lines, according to the latest  Oklahoma Poll.

The buzz of chain saws in  shady neighborhoods is dreaded  and welcomed by nearly the  same number of residents, the  poll found.

And more than half those surveyed say they’re willing to pay  more on their electric bills to  have the lines buried.

The poll of 500 likely voters  was conducted Oct. 7-10 by Oklahoma City-based  Sponsored by the Tulsa World  and KOTV-Channel 6, the Oklahoma Poll has a margin of error  of 4.4 percent.

When asked to describe the  quality of the power company’s  tree trimming, 44 percent said  crews are cutting about the right   amount or not enough. The majority — 46 percent — said the  company is trimming too aggressively.

Poll participant Phyllis Levy  cringes at the word trimming,  which she thinks is a euphemism after seeing the way AEP-PSO cut trees near her neighborhood.

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