I'm in Raleigh, NC. When we bought our house w/ a half acre lot, there was an easement on the property, from Carolina Power & Light. We received a copy of the plat, showing the easement, but didn't receive the actual easement documentation, which, I assume would've detailed the easement.

Sometime between the time the house was built in 1994, and 2007 Carolina Power and Light was bought by Progress Energy. Progress Energy now want's to destroy a substantial number of trees on our property, that they claim, endanger their lines. They've done this to other people in Raleigh and left the homeowners to clean up the mess. What rights do I have

I've asked PE to produce the original easement documents. If they can't do they have to renegociate with me? Can I require them to trim the trees instead?

I don't want to be bullied by a giant conglomerate. What can I do?