GREENWICH - In the wake of Irene and the October nor'easter, a battle is growing over Connecticut's trees.

Tree lovers are concerned that policy makers will start cutting down trees or hacking off the better part of them to make sure they do not bring down utility wires.

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy is urging state officials to require Connecticut Light & Power to bury power lines to avoid tree removal.

Company officials say it is too expensive to move all the lines underground.