Man stages sit-in beneath his tree to keep utility from cutting it down

A police officer speaks with homeowner Frank Gordon after Gordon refused to move and allow SCE&G crews to remove a large pine tree from his property Wednesday morning.

A West Ashley man staged a sit-in beneath a tree in his yard to keep SCE&G crews from cutting it down.

Frank Gordon hunkered beneath the tall pine Wednesday morning, negotiating with both an officer and a utility crew.

He eventually agreed to let them cut five feet from the power lines and watched them trim it from a distance.

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