By Pat Dowling
The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board presented its March Tree of the Month award to the City of North Myrtle Beach for having relocated many mature trees, shrubs and small grasses from the site of the city’s new digital information sign on Highway 17 to multiple city parks.
Thirty-one mature holly, magnolia, palm and other varieties of trees ranging from 12 feet to 25 feet tall, and 79 smaller shrubs and grasses are now growing in public parks.
The transplanted magnolia tree pictured graces the rear lawn of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex administration building.
The cost for relocating the trees and plants was about 30 percent of what it would have cost to buy and install plant material of the same size and type. The transplanted trees and plants are doing well in their new locations.
Property owners and developers interested in finding more about how they can preserve trees on their property may contact the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.