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Replenishing Trees in Pocomoke City

Posted: Jun 20, 2018 11:18 PM Updated:

POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- Earlier this year, Pocomoke City got rid of more than 70 trees for safety reasons. Next month the city plans to replace them with new ones.

Marc Scher, who has worked downtown for more than 50 years, was sad when the city got rid of the trees. 

"I'm glad they're replacing the trees, we will get our trees back," says Scher  

Ruth Copes, who runs errands downtown, agrees saying Pocomoke is not the same without it's trees. 

"Pocomoke City, it looks like a ghost town," says Copes. 

City officials say the overgrown trees were a safety hazard, forcing the city to knock them down. 

Neighbors like Steve Cooper say the town actually looks better with no trees. 

"I like Pocomoke like this, everything is open and it looks good, it's nice and clean, where the trees block everything," says Cooper. 

The city says they will monitor the new trees to make sure they do more good than harm to the community. 

The new trees will go up beginning in July. 

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