McClellanville is a town of magnificent live oaks and home of the Deerhead Oak, estimated to be 1000 years old, as SC's Heritage Tree of 2007. The town's tree resources attract visitors and new residents and are the pride of long-term residents.
The Tree Committee was formed in 1999 as an ad hoc committee designated by the Town Council to develop an Urban Forest Plan to help protect and enhance the town's unusual tree resources. The current, all volunteer, committee consists of twelve citizens who are dedicated to tree care and public education.
Memorial Tree Program
A memorial tree planting program was initiated in 2001 when ten live oak trees were planted near Town Hall and along Pinckney St. to honor deceased or special people. Citizens may purchase a live tree to be planted and cared for by the Tree Committee. A permanent record of the donors and the person(s) honored and the mapped location of each tree is kept at Town Hall. The program enhances the beauty of the village and remains a living memorial for the designated person. One hundred eighteen memorial trees have been planted in the past thirteen years. Call McClellanville Town Hall to participate in this program.
To participate in the program, print a Memorial Tree Program form, complete the form and bring or mail it and your check for one hundred dollars to Town Hall at 405 Pinckney Street, McClellanville, SC 29458.
Larry Mellichamp, Chair 843-364-0860 firstname.lastname@example.org
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