CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Hanging on hammocks in downtown Charleston could soon be against the law.
When summer approaches, you often see hammocks tied to trees throughout downtown.
Director of media relations for the City of Charleston Barbara Vaughn says those hammocks are rubbing the bark off the trees, leaving them with open wounds that could get infested with bugs.
If passed, this law would keep hammocks off trees in City parks.
The ordinance passed through the first reading at a City Council meeting on April 13.
There will be second reading April 27.
Vaughn said the goal isn't to outlaw hammocks, but keep them off of city trees. They'll still allow hammocks that have their own stands.
The penalty has not yet been set.