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NMB City Board selects Tree of the Month for December

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board selected an oak tree located at the entrance to The Oaks at Windy Hill as its Tree of the Month for December.

Mike and Carolyn Price moved into The Oaks at Windy Hill three and a half years ago. When they purchased their home, they inherited the role of caretaker of a beautiful oak tree at the entrance to their neighborhood. The tree is between 150 and 175 years old.

The former owner of their home, Kathy Estes, told the Prices she had taken special care of the tree since 1998 and the Prices were happy to take over the reins. The owners of three of the six homes built in The Oaks at Windy Hill split the responsibility for caring for the tree.

As the years progress, the Prices have come to understand the true beauty and focus such a tree can provide. It is the centerpiece for neighborhood barbecues during the holidays and on any day that seems fit to bring all the neighbors together for food and enjoyment.

Property owners and developers interested in finding more about how they can preserve trees on their property are invited to contact the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board at nmbtreeboard@nmb.us.

The Tree of the Month program began in 2010 as a way to recognize preserved trees within the city limits. It also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our everyday lives.

If you think you have the biggest, prettiest, or most unusual tree in North Myrtle Beach, or that your tree has a unique story attached to it, the Tree City Board encourages you to contact Parks & Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at (843) 280-5571 or via email at nmbtreeboard@nmb.us.

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