Street Tree Program
In the early 1970s, the Club began working with the DOT and local government agencies to provide trees for the major thoroughfares in Spartanburg, as well as the two interstate systems that cross in Spartanburg (I-26 and I-85). Over the years, more than 5,000 trees have been planted (see tree map), and they have matured into a green statement about the quality of life in Spartanburg. Come visit Spartanburg and see for yourself! The continuing maintenance of these trees is documented on the Photo Albums page ("Street Tree Program").
Early in 2013 the Club began an extensive multi-year program on South Pine Street to prune and mulch the cherry trees, or replace with new ones if required. There are 278 of these decorative trees. From 2014 through 2016, 95 trees were replaced. Unfortunately the severe 2016 summer drought killed several dozen of the new trees. The plan is to replace them in early 2017. For many years this work was under the guidance of Club member Henry Pittman. Currently Bob Reynolds (Club), Newt Hardie (Trees Coalition), and Mark Ford (City of Spartanburg) lead this effort.
Click on the buttons labeled "Next" and "Back" below the caption to view other photographs. To see recent photographs for this project, visit the Photo Albums page.