CBS

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The heavily criticized NYSEG plan that removed branches and even entire trees from some of Binghamton's residential neighborhoods in 2013 will look a lot different this year. NYSEG told City Council Monday they intend to remove a total of five trees in the areas of Fayette, Leroy and Front streets. Last year, the organization's project to trim trees away from power lines resulted in public outrage by residents who said what was left of their trees was not only an eyesore, but a blow to their property values. "The overall tree impact from last year to this year is much less in overall numbers," said Beth Rettig, NYSEG's manager of vegetation management. "It's much less of what we are recommending for removal, partially due to the maturity of the trees that need to be removed." NYSEG representatives said this project won't be a shock to the public, as the trees they're planning on pruning and trimming are in more commercial, industrialized areas rather than residential.