Dogwoods added to North Main Street thanks to grant

Photo courtesy of City of Darlington

Photo courtesy of City of Darlington

The City of Darlington has been awarded a Palmetto Pride Tree Grant for the second year in a row.

The City added 11 flowering white dogwoods along North Main Street to improve the streetscape view in conjunction with the Kalmia Garden Study Club and the Darlington County Library. PalmettoPride provides the trees to be used in beautification projects around the state, and all donated trees on public spaces accessible to all citizens.

“We are happy to have such good partners in the Kalmia Garden Study Club and the Darlington Library for this project,” says Lisa Chalian-Rock, director of planning & economic development for the City.

Seven of the trees have been planted along the front of the library property to mask the parking lot and shade the sidewalk. The theme continues in the Psillos Garden next door to the library with four additional trees to anchor the space. This garden already has white flowering trees, and these dogwoods will add to that impact in the spring.

“As a Tree City for 17 consecutive years, the City continues to look for more opportunities to add trees to our streetscape, which in turn improves property values, reduces storm water issues, and creates a more pleasant environment for our residents and visitors,” Rock says.

Last year, the City used the grant to plant 46 trees at the Sixth Street ball fields.

Read more about the tree grant from Palmetto Pride at their website: PalmettoPride.org

Author: Jana Pye

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