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11/29/2017 11:59:00 AM
City of Greenwood/Greenwood in Bloom to host Arbor Day celebration

The City of Greenwood and Greenwood in Bloom plan to celebrate Arbor Day in South Carolina this Friday, December 1 in front of the Veterans Center at 2 PM located at 106 Main St. N.  The 1934 SC General Assembly designated the 1st Friday in December as SC Arbor Day, thus signaling the start of their tree planting season. It is an ideal time to plant trees, care for trees, & celebrate trees.

Various arborists have encouraged the City to diversify its Uptown canopy to avoid disease and insects that target a particular species.  Some of the new tree species that will be introduced into the Uptown area include:

City Pollinator Garden (In Front of the Veterans Center):

Corner of Seaboard Avenue and Main Street

In front of Floral Case (202 Main) and Howards (330 Main):

Some of the benefits of trees include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide beauty and shade
  • Reduce glare and reflection
  • Soften architecture
  • Moderate climate
  • Improve Air Quality
  • Reduce storm runoff and possibility of flooding
  • Cool down the heat-island effect caused by pavement and buildings
  • Absorbs pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide
  • Provide Oxygen
    • Provide habitat and food for birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife
    • Increases property value and reduces energy costs

The public is invited to join in this Arbor Day celebration to plant Pawpaw trees and Eastern Redbud at the Veterans Center location. The Pawpaw tree is the larval host for the Zebra Butterfly and the Eastern Redbud is one of our early spring bloomers for our pollinators.  For more information, please refer to the event page at


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