I have noticed over the holiday season a few comments about the City Christmas tree at the intersection of Richland Avenue and Laurens Street.

While I certainly enjoyed live Christmas decorations over my 76 years in Aiken, the suggestion of placing a live tree at this location is not a safe one.

The whole reason for the current display is to allow motorists to see oncoming traffic. Installing a live tree will make an already busy intersection an unreasonably dangerous one.

Sissy Brodie