Preserving Aiken’s Trees For Future Generations With a Public-Private Initiative

Preserving Aiken’s Trees For Future Generations With a Public-Private Initiative

AIKEN, SC – The City of Aiken’s new public-private initiative between the Aiken Streetscapes Foundation, the Aiken Land Conservancy, the City of Aiken, and a private donor, grants the opportunity for Bartlett Tree Experts to begin pruning trees strategically on South Boundary beginning Nov 2. The estimated time of completion is approximately ten days.

Tree Planted In Memory of Dogwood Stable founder Cot Campbell

Tree Planted In Memory of Dogwood Stable founder Cot Campbell

City of Aiken horticulturist Aaron Campbell plants a Magnolia Grandiflora Tuesday in the York Street Parkway near the Aiken County Library. Anne Campbell and the Campbell family donated the tree, which has a lifespan of around 200 years, in honor of Dogwood Stable...
Inventory of Aiken Trees to Begin

Inventory of Aiken Trees to Begin

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.

Take Care When Trimming Crape Myrtles

Take Care When Trimming Crape Myrtles

You should never ‘stump cut’ or top a crape myrtle – Tom Rapp, City Horticulturist Fall is the time when many of us trim our trees and shrubs. Each particular plant needs specific care. Around Aiken we have many crape myrtles and they are a significant part of...