Every other year or so, the electric company rumbles into town and trims back the trees, or through them. Its about time for them to make their appearance. Every time the show up, homeowners complain about the look of their trees after they are done. I am sure the people who live in the houses now did not plant the tree, but why plant a tree under power lines? That's something I see all over, not just in Terrell.
The reason its done is to protect the power lines from falling branches.
Do you still have overhead power lines in your neighborhood?