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Matson Street trees get a reprieve

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By Johnathan Ryan

KERSHAW – A majority of the Matson Street trees might escape the chainsaw. After an executive session Monday night, Kershaw Town Council voted unanimously to halt the tree cutting except for seven trees deemed dead by S.C. Forestry Commission Urban Forester Lois Edwards.

About 10 people spoke during citizens comments to protest the tree cutting.

A group of people wanting to save the trees located in the historic area of Kershaw had asked for Edwards’ assessment of the health of the trees.


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