Resistance: Oldtimer hugs his trees and nails signs against Dominion Energy

Life-long Beaufort resident and retired veterinarian Dr. Bill Sammons, now 80 years old, isn’t going to take the desecration of his palmetto trees lying down. On Thursday he had three of these signs made, and he nailed them onto the palmetto trees lining his homesite on Elliott Street after Dominion Energy’s tree crew arrived to saw the trees down. “They say they’re coming back with a letter to give them permission to destroy my trees”, Sammons told the Tribune as he hugged one of them. “Maybe the City Council and Dominion Energy don’t understand that I’m part of the Resistance. The Resistance is now everywhere in Beaufort, is not going away, and is going to win. Power to the people!”

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Brutalized Beaufort: Dominion Energy’s tree cutters are ashamed of what they’re doing

Above: This ashamed Dominion Energy’ tree cutter hides his face so he can’t be recognized. These men, their elevated buckets, chain saws, tree grinders, and trucks have been all over our beautiful town for the past six weeks slaughtering every tree and limb they can get their destructive hands on. According to the boss of these men, they will return every five years to keep cutting, cutting, cutting.

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Brutalized Beaufort: Church Street in front of St. Helena’s Church

Two stumps are all that remain of 100-year-old palmetto trees that graced the entry to one of South Carolina’s most historic churches, St. Helena’s, which was founded in 1711, thanks to the cutting saws of Dominion Energy, the great Satan who has been intent on destroying the beauty of nature here. Palmettos all over town are falling to Dominion’s chain saws ever hour of every working day and being ground into sawdust. Continue reading