I now feel your pain OL. Last night an ancient power line in our backyard that should have been replaced 20 years ago finally snapped so the power company (Excel Energy) came by to fix it (and they only patched it instead of replacing ). For some inexplicable reason they went and trimmed the right half of my elm which isn't even touching the wire (leaving the left half intact ) and then stuck us with the job of sawing down and then hauling away a gigantic pile of branches even though we don't have a truck or a trailer to haul it in. They even did a really terrible trimming job and I'm going to have to finish the job they started now. We call the power company who said that we had to haul it away and no one would let us talk with a supervisor. The power company just has too much...well, power.
Edit: Oh and they also trampled my snap peas because they had to walk through the garden. I even told them to watch out for stuff but do they give half a crap? No.