Pine Trees Severely Pruned on Right-of-Way

Q: This is what it looked like after some right-of-way cutting. The trees were cut at sharp angles like tools for torture instead of being cut off at ground level. Is this normally allowed? Will the trees recover?

A: The pines won’t recover from pruning like this. The work was done by a tree trimming machine that has a saw blade at the end of a long arm.

My bet is the tree company did an initial cut to get limbs off the lines but will come back later to remove the trees completely.

Let me know if my guess is correct.