Charleston County Government will be planting six live oak trees this week within the Bohicket Road, River Road and Betsy Kerrison Parkway rights of way on Johns Island, as approved by the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT).
“The new trees will help restore the canopy over the designated state Scenic Highways where six trees were removed due to poor tree health,” said Sally Brooks, an arborist with the County’s Zoning and Planning Department.
The planting is possible due to the Charleston County Tree Fund, which receives contributions for tree mitigation and funds from tree protection and preservation violation fines. The Charleston County Tree Fund was last used in September 2010 to supplement a grant awarded to Charleston County for pruning tree limbs that were deemed hazardous over Bohicket Road and River Road.
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