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

Saturday, October 31, 2020

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 November 2, 2020.

Public-private initiatives have long been a part of Aiken’s history. The magnificent live oak trees bordering South Boundary Avenue and the parkways in the city center are just two examples of how Aiken’s leaders, both elected and private citizens, have recognized the need to work together to enhance the natural amenities which make our lovely city so special and attractive today.

The estimated asset value for Aiken’s trees was over $130 million—a sum certainly worth protecting. The City of Aiken, Aiken Streetscapes, and Aiken Land Conservancy are excited about the management plan with Bartlett Tree Experts, who provided the city with a detailed overview and management plan from a comprehensive study in 2017.

Upcoming Events

5:30 pm Teen Movie Night
Teen Movie Night
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Teen Movie Night @ Odell Weeks Activities Center
The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department invites you to celebrate the last day of school by joining us on Thursday, May 30, 2024, for our inaugural Teen Movie Night. The movie will[...]
4:15 pm Youth Swim Lessons Session 1
Youth Swim Lessons Session 1
Jun 3 @ 4:15 pm – Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm
Youth Swim Lessons Session 1
Learn the key skills of swimming and water safety with lessons for all ages taught by Red Cross certified instructors at the City of Aiken Public Pool, located at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center (416 Kershaw[...]
8:45 am Water Aerobics Classes
Water Aerobics Classes
Jun 4 @ 8:45 am – Aug 1 @ 9:30 am
Water Aerobics Classes @ City of Aiken Public Pool
Registration opens soon for Water Aerobics classes at the City of Aiken Public Pool. Perfect for those seeking low-impact exercises, our sessions offer a refreshing way to alleviate pain and enhance overall well-being. Join us[...]
5:30 pm Design Review Board / Work Session
Design Review Board / Work Session
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm
Design Review Board / Work Session
City of Aiken Design Review Board Meeting Municipal Building, 111 Chesterfield St S Upstairs, City Council Chambers Work Session  5:30 PM Regular Meeting 6:30 PM WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED. ONLY THE REGULAR MEETING WILL BE[...]

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P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

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Aiken, SC 29801