Things became tense this week as magoshas fought residents who were cutting down the trees.
Gogo Emma Mbalula (53), said she would use an axe to defend herself against the magoshas.
And it looks as if the magoshas will lose the fight as residents continued to flock to the area in the past week to fetch wood.
People were seen filling their wheelbarrows with wood to make fires during the cold snap.
One prostitute who didn’t want to be named told Daily Sun: “We feel bad because this means clients who don’t have cars will suffer.
“We use these trees as our hide-outs.”
The clump of trees used by the magoshas are next to the R717 Road, which is linked to the N6 and R702.
Many of their clients collect them on the road and then go into the trees to have sex.
Another prostitute said: “I have been using these trees to get an income for my family since I lost my job as a petrol attendant six months ago.
“I know it’s cold and people need to keep warm but if they touch my trees, I will fight!”
Mangaung Municipality spokesman, Qondile Khedama, said trees were good for the environment.
“When the community cuts down trees, they must consider that trees are good for their health and the environment.
“Trees are also protected by the law and the residents must take some responsibility for protecting the environment they live in,” he said.