MONTREAL, QUE.: SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 -- A group of residents in Cote-Saint-Luc are fighting Hydro Quebec on its plan to cut the majority of the trees at the back of their properties to increase clearance between trees and hydro power lines. A view of the backyards of the homes on Avenue Kreighoff in Côte-Saint-Luc, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE) DAVE SIDAWAY / MONTREAL GAZETTE

A group of residents in Cote-Saint-Luc are fighting Hydro Quebec on its plan to cut the majority of the trees at the back of their properties to increase clearance between trees and hydro power lines. A view of the backyards of the homes on Avenue Kreighoff in Côte-Saint-Luc, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Hydro-Québec is planning to cut down hundreds of mature trees under its transmission lines on the western part of Montreal Island, strictly enforcing a safety protocol that residents and mayors of some municipalities are denouncing as overzealous, antiquated and anti-environmental.

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