11
November
2009
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05:14 PM
America/Los_Angeles

In Silicon Valley Trimming Trees Saves Copper...

Andreas Ramos says he recently met someone that carries out tree maintenance for many of the empty office buildings in Silicon Valley.

He asked him what was the point?

The answer was that security cameras can't police the property if the trees and shrubs aren't trimmed. And people will break in to rip out the copper wiring. Despite our increasingly wireless environment there's still a lot of copper in power, Ethernet, and phone wiring in office buildings.