(This is in response to a comment on the prior post concerning the recent clearing related to the power line right of ways in Apple Creek. Explore the link provided below to find any answers to questions you may have. Any concerns or complaints need to be sent to Duke Energy as we have no say so in any of this. Standard practice, at least here in NC.)
As I understand it, in NC Duke has the right to clear any right of way for all power line transmissions, to a distance that meets their safety standards, on anyone's property. They do some limited clean-up, but most smaller branches and such are left behind; in the case of emergency clearings, property owners are responsible for the clean-up.
HERE is a link to a Duke Energy FAQ page that should answer most of your questions. Frequently Asked Questions -Duke Energy
If you still have questions or concerns, you need to contact Duke Energy directly as Apple Creek has no say so whatsoever about this operation.