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11:09 am on Sunday April 21, 2013

Surfside named "Tree City USA" for fifth year in a row

"The Arbor Day Foundation named Surfside Beach a 2012 Tree City USA, for its commitment to effective urban forest management, according to a press release from the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the fifth year Surfside Beach has received this...
5:51 am on Tuesday February 5, 2013

Tree trimming returning to Beaufort this January (Update: Update double the fun)

TheDigitel Tree trimming results in downtown in the 2010 cycle. Update 2: The Island Packet reports that DOT is also trimming branches locally, particularly along Ribaut Road. Unlike the utility trimmers, DOT is trimming from the ground up to keep...
2:50 am on Friday November 2, 2012

Beaufort gets a new Christmas tree

Submitted The sickly tree that was removed in April. Earlier this year came the sad word that the City of Beaufort had to remove its Christmas tree. The Leyland cypress tree was diseased and dying at its home in Freedom Park on Bay Street — but now...
3:37 am on Monday September 17, 2012

Sweet gum trees could soon be axe-ready in Charleston

Image by Flickr user jessica.diamond Sweet gum trees are the makers of these beloved spiky balls. The wheels of government are already turning in the City of Charleston to fast track the removal sweet gum trees from a list of protected trees. It's a...
11:55 am on Wednesday August 29, 2012

In terrifying incident, log slashes through school bus

Image by Flickr user cdsessums You know those warnings about keeping back from logging trucks? Well, you might want to stay even more than a good ways back. On Wednesday morning a log from a truck and impaled the top half of a school bus, slashing...
7:14 am on Saturday August 18, 2012

There is a reason to the utility's tree trimming madness

Flickr user pfhyper And folks thought crop circles looked crazy. Ever wonder why it seems like the power company really seems to trim the beauty out of our Lowcountry trees when in years past they did a much more subtle job? The Charleston City...
3:01 am on Thursday August 16, 2012

There is a reason to the utility's tree trimming madness

Image by Flickr user pfhyper And folks thought crop circles looked crazy. Ever wonder why it seems like the power company really seems to trim the beauty out of our Lowcountry trees when in years past they did a much more subtle job? The Charleston...
4:19 am on Tuesday April 24, 2012

Beaufort's Christmas tree struck with disease; Removed from Freedom Park and to be replaced in fall

Submitted Update: A new tree has been put in place. A City of Beaufort crew removed the diseased and dying cypress tree from Freedom Park on Bay Street – the city's unofficial "Christmas tree" — on Monday and will replace it next fall with a...
7:12 pm on Monday April 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: The Terracotta Jungle

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer Sign in window of plant nursery:  “It’s spring, I’m so excited I wet my plants!” “It’s time,” Marcia said, peering out the kitchen window excitedly, “for the wild azalea walk.”     The half circle path...

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