The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has selected an oak tree located at Trinity United Methodist Church, at 706 14th Avenue South as its Tree of the Month for February.
Those familiar with the tree’s history say it was planted in 1976 in memory of Jim Taibi, who passed away on June 2, 1976. Pastor Reverend William Williams, now a Methodist Bishop, presided over the ceremony and North Myrtle Beach gardener Jane McDaniel supervised the planting.
A hurricane severely damaged one of the tree’s large limbs and a portion of its trunk. Instead of taking the tree down, the church hired an arborist who restored the tree because of its importance to the congregation and the community. As a result, Sunday school classes can continue a tradition of meeting under its branches well into the future.
Property owners and developers interested in finding out how they can preserve trees on their property may contact the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board at email@example.com.
The Tree of the Month program began in 2010 as a way to recognize preserved trees in the city. It also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our every day lives.
If you have a tree you would like to be considered for the Tree of the Month, contact Parks and Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at (843) 280-5571 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.