South Carolina Celebrates Arbor Day in December
While the National Arbor Day observance is celebrated on the last Friday in April, many states and municipalities have implemented state or locally recognized Arbor Days that reflect the best time for planting in their region. One such state is South Carolina, which celebrates Arbor Day the first Friday in December.
The State Forestry Commission and ArborGlen invite residents to visit the education center at Harbison State Forest for a day of hiking and presentations on wildlife. Attendees will also learn about fighting forest fires and have the opportunity to plant a longleaf pine seedling in the forest. ArborGlen is donating more than 75,000 seedlings to the College of Charleston Foundation to support forest conservation and restoration at Dixie Plantation near Charleston.
The city celebrated Arbor Day on Monday with a ceremonial planting at Grand Strand Medical Center in honor of the hospital’s former CEO Doug White. A red maple was planted in the lawn between the surgical wing and cardiac recovery area.