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The passing of some Southern giants
Trees - Bucket Truck
Pioneer Tree Service Company crew works between the utility wires, sidewalk and house in dismantling a dead oak tree on Campbell Street. The tree was too rotten to estimate its age, but two other trees -- on Mill and Lyttleton streets that also had to be removed -- were 200 and 175 years old, respectively. The city determined the trees need to be removed for various reasons, including public safety.
They are known by many different names: historic, significant, heritage and living legacy. No matter what we call them, they are unique and have persevered for over a century in the face of civil war, storms, droughts and human encroachment. They have also been witnesses to the everyday occurrences that surround them.