Arbor Day 2017
The City of Darlington joined with members of the Kalmia Garden Study Club to celebrate Arbor Day (Friday, Dec. 1) at the site of a newly planted Chinese Pistache tree on the Public Square. The Pistache is known as a tough tree that can withstand urban conditions, grows at a medium rate of 1 to 2 feet per year, and boasts blazing orange fall foliage.
Darlington has been honored with the Tree City USA award for 20 years in a row. To be eligible for this award, the City maintains a Tree Board, has a Tree Ordinance, spends at least $2 per city resident on tree planting and maintenance, and holds an Arbor Day Celebration each year.
Pictured here at the tree dedication are (left to right) Darlington City Manager Howard Garland, Mayor Pro Tem Coleman Cannon, Garden Club members Betty Ann Chase and Laura Burns, Darlington Planning Director Lisa Chalian Rock, and Garden Club members Delette Jordan, Lou Kirchen, and Ronda Brown.
Photo by Samantha Lyles