The Rock Creek Woods neighborhood residents are raging with furor as Asplundh Tree Expert Co., contracted by Pepco, swooped into their cozy neighborhood and turned their 50-year-old cherry trees into slingshots. : News Photo

The Rock Creek Woods neighborhood residents are raging with furor as Asplundh Tree Expert Co., contracted by Pepco, swooped into their cozy neighborhood and turned their 50-year-old cherry trees into slingshots.

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SILVER SPRING, MD - JULY 18: Julie Marcis and Joseph Ashkenazy, residents of Rock Creek Woods, talk about their unhappiness with the way their trees were cut after Asplundh Tree Expert Co., contracted by Pepco, swooped into their cozy neighborhood and turned their 50-year-old cherry trees into slingshots with 'aggressive pruning' to prevent future downed wires in Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday July 18, 2012. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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SILVER SPRING, MD - JULY 18: Julie Marcis and Joseph Ashkenazy, residents of Rock Creek Woods, talk about their unhappiness with the way their trees were cut after Asplundh Tree Expert Co., contracted by Pepco, swooped into their cozy neighborhood and turned their 50-year-old cherry trees into slingshots with 'aggressive pruning' to prevent future downed wires in Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday July 18, 2012. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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