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Concern branches out after trees are demolished in St. Albans

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People in St. Albans were upset after they say trees that were about a hundred years old were cut down.

Demolition took place on Friday. The trees are at the Crawford Football Field just off Route 60.

It was believed the trees were diseased, so Kanawha County School Board officials voted to have them cut down.

"There's a whole lot of history and tradition," said Patrick O'Reilly.

Kanawha County School Board President Pete Thaw told 13 News on the phone Friday that they are obeying a court order to take down the trees as they were again declared unsafe.  He also says the board would not want to be liable if anyone was hurt.