bfisher; I'd check with the utility company about them wires, alot of them will trim your trees for the sake of safety and their other customers, for free! Lung problems keep me inside way too much in the winter. Wind blows here alot and when it's cold. i'm done. Did manage to get the grandsons out yesterday for awhile to shoot their bows. Um, March and turkey season starts.
Bob, the electric company does trim around the main lines every couple years. Unfortunately this is the line feeding from the main to my house which I am responsible for. It's really not that big a deal. I just need to borrow or resnt a ladder to do it. Actually the whole tree needs cut back. It just happens that the electric line and cable TV lines to two houses run through it. It's just one of those things that will take some time and finesse.