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Beaufort Tree Walk

The City Horticulturist and a Tree Committee direct planting and care of the city trees,
collaborating with the guidelines from the Historic Preservation Planner.
In September 2004, a Park and Open Space Tree Survey was conducted for the City
using a grant from the SC Forestry Commission, Urban and Community Forestry Grant
Program.

Beaufort is a designated Tree City USA. To build on this reputation, the Lady's Island
Garden Club, inspired by a Tree Walk inWesthampton Beach, Long Island, has developed
a self-guided Beaufort Tree Walk. Throughout this project we sought to provide a
learning experience while enjoying the beauty of our trees. It highlights native and
notable trees primarily in the historic area of The Old Point. The project is the result of
three years of research and planning by the Garden Club. The Tree Walk committee:
Cecile Dorr, Chair, Bonnie Buchanan, Carol Clark, Pam Floyd, Betsi Hilton and Leslie
Olsen led the research and development of the walk with the help and enthusiasm of the
membership.
Encouragement for the project came from Mayor Bill Rauch, with considerable help
and expertise from City Horticulturist, Eliza Hill, and Clemson Horticulturist, Laura
Lee Rose. Beginning at Morrall Park, the trail will circle through The Point, traverse
the Beaufort County Library grounds, continue past the Historic Verdier House herb
garden, and conclude at the Town Clock entrance to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront
Park.

The self-guided Tree Walk will be available in the future to residents and visitors with
the help of a small booklet and map which will be available at the City Hall, Beaufort
County Library, and the City Planning Department in the Carnegie Building on Craven
Street. The club has included GPS locations for each tree on the walk. More information
can be found at www.LadysIslandGardenClub.org

To enjoy the Tree Walk pick up your guide at the Beaufort Visitors Center at 713 Craven Street.
 

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