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Inventory of Aiken Trees to Begin

Monday, July 24, 2017

The care and maintenance of Aiken’s trees is getting a modern makeover with the assistance of the city’s new GIS mapping system and a local resident, whose generous donation to Aiken Land Conservancy will fund a complete inventory of the trees on city property and promote the preservation of Aiken’s urban forest.

The age, size, location, health and species of every city owned tree will be recorded and stored digitally, allowing work crews quick access to the in-formation through GPS. The catalogued data will help develop a management system for city parks and parkways, identify rare trees, and deter-mine an efficient maintenance plan for trimming trees in the city’s rights of way. The last inventory was completed 10 years ago.

Aiken’s signature South Boundary oaks are just a fraction of the 8,000 or so trees that the City of Aiken is tasked with maintaining. In return, the trees reduce air pollutants, stormwater runoff, energy consumption and improve water quality. The City of Aiken has a long history of valuing the benefits of greenspace and has been the recipient of the “Tree City USA” award every year since 1985. For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at 803-642-7610.

Upcoming Events

Nov
28
Mon
2022
7:00 pm City Council Meeting
City Council Meeting
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting
The Aiken City Council will meet 7 P.M. at 111 Chesterfield Street S in the City Council Chambers. . The meeting will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/CityofAikenSC. and https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/government/4-aiken Council Chambers maximum occupancy is 135.[...]
Nov
29
Tue
2022
5:30 pm CDBG Public Hearing
CDBG Public Hearing
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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CITY OF AIKEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Aiken will hold a public hearing to solicit comments regarding the reallocation of Program Income from its 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation from[...]
Dec
2
Fri
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9:00 am Christmas Craft Show 2022
Christmas Craft Show 2022
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Craft Show 2022 @ Odell Weeks Activities Center
The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department will host the 52nd Annual Christmas Craft Show Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at the H. Odell Weeks[...]

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Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

Physical Address
111 Chesterfield St. S
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone:
803-642-7654