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Hello, sidewalks; good-bye, trees Published: August 12, 2013

DURANT -- Trees, or sidewalks. In this instance, you can't have both.

City officials in Durant were forced to take down several large trees when roots caused sidewalks to be lifted and broken, "creating safety hazards and not allowing those in wheelchairs to use" them, the Durant Daily Democrat reports.

The removal drew praise from some local residents in the area but criticism from others.

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