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City tackles tree trimming, sidewalk work

The City of Abbeville was conducting a tree trimming project in downtown Abbeville last week, said Abbeville City Manager Blake Stone Monday.

"The goal was just to prune the trees so that they wouldn't be rubbing against the buildings," he said. "Touching the wires, looking unsightly."

The tree trimming took place Friday in downtown Abbeville, around the Square and on Trinity Street.

The City contracted the work out to a firm called Seasoned Tree Care, whose service area takes in much of the Upstate, Stone continued.

"We try to do pruning and tree trimming every year," he said. The City normally does it in the spring, but this year it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The City is in the process of rebidding the project to provide restrooms for the City's Chestnut Street and Wilson Hill parks.

The project is expected to be brought back before City Council for their approval at their September meeting.

Also in City news, City crews are in the process of completing work Monday on about 100 feet of City sidewalks, in the Green and Whitehall street areas, in terms of sidewalk repair.

"We have more sidewalk work coming, but we're going to fit those in as time permits," he said.

Among the areas designated to be worked on in terms of sidewalk repair in the future is the Greenville Street area.

Abbeville City wood chipper for tree-trimming
The City of Abbeville launched a tree-trimming exercise recently in downtown Abbeville.

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