MA’s Salem CC Under Fire for Cutting Down Hundreds of Protected Trees

Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts has come under fire for cutting down hundreds of trees that were protected by Peabody’s Conservation Commission (PCC). 

According to a brief public meeting held last week, the club is accused of cutting down 683 trees, including over 200 that were protected. 

Salem Country Club PHOTO: Salem CC

On the meeting, WCVB in Boston reports that club executives told the PCC that they cut down the trees to help the grass grow better. 

Not 1st Time Offenders 

According to WCVB, five years ago, Salem Country Club cut down trees to make room for parking lots for the U. S. Senior Open. 

Turns out, some of those trees should not have been taken down either. 

In response to that, Club General Manager Peter Fischl said, “ “We have become aware that the removal of trees in these areas should not have been conducted without your prior review and authorization.”  

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