200 yards of trees below Martyrs Park cut without permission, official says

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 22, 2021 4:49 PM CT | Published: April 22, 2021 3:50 PM CT

On a Wednesday afternoon, March 10, someone without permission cut down scores of trees on the publicly owned Mississippi River bank below Martyrs Park, a parks official says.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.