Downtown trees removed

City workers remove Bradford pears from Harrison, Ave. Saturday. The trees were damaging city sidewalks and blocking sight lines to local businesses.
The sound of a chainsaw rang through downtown Cushing Saturday, as a city crew removed four Bradford pear trees growing along the east side of the 100 block of Harrison. City Manager Terry Brannon said the trees had to go primarily because they were beginning to buckle the concrete sidewalk. Brannon also said that a university study had already recommended that the trees be cut down. According…

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