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Tree cutting at Augusta Common causes controversy



Four grown and healthy maple trees were cut down and their stumps removed from Augusta Common just before the Arts in the Heart Festival, and several commissioners want to know why.

Roy Simpkins, chairman of the Augusta Tree Commission, says he was stunned to learn that the Parks and Recreation ...

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  1. McDowell first states “,,,the trees were removed to aid in illumination and to prevent the homeless people from camping out in the Common.” Then he states the trees will be replaced. McDowell ignores the Tree Commission policies and procedures and then lies about it. Fire him, hire the arborist.

  2. If McDowell wants to cut down a tree downtown so bad, please come to 420 Eighth Street and cut down that awful ball cypress in front of my office that is tearing up the sidewalk and dripping sap all over cars.

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