White Rock Lake neighbor Jeri Huber is clearly a dendrophilia, one who loves trees, based on the number she’s climbed to save them. If you heard helicopters swarming around the lake this morning, it was likely news choppers trying to get a shot of Huber clasping the branches of her latest rescue mission.
NBC DFW reports that Huber crawled into the tree in the 7100 block of her Westlake Avenue home to prevent Oncor from cutting it down. She later got down when crews said they would return with a restraining order.
Huber made waves seven years ago when she pulled a similar move to protect a threatened pecan tree, but that time she was armed with a pellet gun, NBC DFW reported at the time.
Oncor regularly has to cut back or cut down neighborhood trees to make room for power lines, a practice that has gotten a rise out of neighbors in the past. The company also has a history of offering Dallas residents free trees, to replace the neighborhood stock after trees are removed.
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