News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/6/2019 12:55:00 PM to 12/12/2019 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: December 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Palmettos planted in honor of Arbor Day in downtown Beaufort

December 6, 2019

Palmettos planted in honor of Arbor Day in downtown Beaufort

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Garden clubs from throughout the Beaufort area joined the City of Beaufort’s Park & Tree Committee today in planting two 15-foot Sabal palmettos on Craven Street in downtown Beaufort, across from the Arsenal.

The trees, the first of six, were planted in honor of South Carolina’s Arbor Day. Funds for the project were donated by the Beaufort Council of Garden Clubs, the Beaufort Garden Club, the Sea Island Garden Club, the Dataw Garden Club, and Mary Ann Borrman, a member of the Beaufort Garden Club. The landscape company, Palms on the Parkway, planted the trees.

“Arbor Day is important to this city. Beaufort is a special place because we care about our community,” said City Manager Bill Prokop. He thanked the garden clubs for their dedication and contributions.

The garden clubs raised $1,500 for the entire project. The funds were donated to Beaufort Pride of Place, a community improvement program managed by the City.

The palmetto, which is on the seal of the State of South Carolina, as well as its flag, has historical importance to the state. During the Revolutionary War, Col. William Moultrie battled the British on Sullivan’s Island. The fort survived the onslaught because palmettos, laid over sand walls, withstood British cannonballs.


Captions: Workers from landscape company Palms on the Parkway dug two large holes to accommodate the palmettos, which were placed by forklift into each hole.

Mayor Billy Keyserling, second from left, is joined by members of several Beaufort-area garden club officers and Isaiah Daise, right, owner of Palms on the Parkway, which donated the work.

Mayor Billy Keyserling with Garden Clubs and Isaiah Daise owner of Palms on the Parkway (002)Lowering the tree (002)Making it fit (002)

City of Beaufort

Contact: Kathleen Williams, Communications Manager


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

Public meetings week of Oct. 11

Posted on: October 11, 2021

City extends Comp Plan schedule

Posted on: September 14, 2021

City offices to be closed for Labor Day

Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Council passes $23.7M budget

Posted on: June 23, 2021
501 Carteret Street_Hotel_

City launches Downtown Projects page

Posted on: April 5, 2021

City of Beaufort wins budget award

Posted on: March 11, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through March 15

Posted on: March 5, 2021

City launches tree-planting initiative

Posted on: February 23, 2021

Section of Spanish Moss Trail reopens

Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mask ordinance extended through April 9

Posted on: February 10, 2021
Tree pruning utility

FAQ from Dominion on tree-trimming process

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Beaufort Preservation Manual to be updated

Posted on: December 17, 2020

Whitehall subdivision plan moves forward

Posted on: December 17, 2020
Stephen with family Melissa, Genevieve, left, and Josephine

Murray takes the reins in Beaufort

Posted on: December 16, 2020
Mayor Bill headshot

Mayor Billy embarks on next chapter

Posted on: November 30, 2020

How to make your holiday safer!

Posted on: November 12, 2020
PD logo

Police chief search narrows to top 3

Posted on: October 28, 2020

Beaufort narrows search for police chief

Posted on: October 22, 2020
wfp marina

$166K in ATAX grants go to tourism groups

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Council approves 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on: September 23, 2020

A video tribute to Sept. 11

Posted on: September 11, 2020