South Carolina


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South Carolina



On March 14, 2010 the Eastern Native Tree Society and Western Native Tree Society switched from discussion lists on Google Groups to a new discussion list in a Bulletin Board format at:  Posts made since the inception of the BBS on March 14, 2010 will be sorted and archived on the BBS. Click on the link to go to the equivalent section on the new BBS. This website will continue to serve as a front end for the ENTS and WNTS groups. It will continue to serve as a repository of older posts, and will serve as the host site for special projects and features that are not well suited for a BBS format. Please visit the BBS for the latest information and trip reports.



  • Some Congaree Champions ENTS, This past Saturday I made a visit to Congaree National Park. My goals were to revisit a large red bay tree I discovered in 2008 as well as the state champion american elm. The river has been receding for days now but the sloughs still had 1-2 feet of water in them. While I was trying to find a log crossing I found a grove of american holly. It was probably at least a couple of acres of almost 100% holly. James you would love it.... more »  March 1, 2010.
  • Abbeville County SC ENTS,   Over the weekend I visited my dad who lives near Lowndesville in Abbeville County SC. Sunday morning after eating breakfast we headed out to the picturesque town of Abbeville to check out a nice oak dad knew of that is located in the parking lot of Little River Electric Company. It turned out to be a decent-sized Willow Oak that had been heavily pruned at the top. It has a respectable girth of 12' 6 1/2" tall and is 61.1 feet tall. A timid squirrel watched us as we got out of the car than ran quickly up the tree.... more » Feb 23, 2010.
  • Angel Oak Tree Douglas, I am aware of the threat to the Angel Oak. I have already signed a petition circulating on saving the tree. There is a Facebook Group supporting the preservation of eh tree also. [link] That site reads: Charleston City Council has just approved a plan to put 600 homes and a shopping center on the property surrounding the Angel Oak, on Johns Island, SC. This development will surround and imperil the Angel Oak. The developers also want to cut down or harm 55 other grand trees so they can squeeze in as many buildings as possible! The development will also ask to fill in over 4 acres of wetlands, an important habitat for countless species of animals. Grand trees are supposed to be protected by law, but the developers are seeking a variance from the city's Board of Zoning Appeals so they can cut down these trees anyway. Tell the Board of Zoning Appeals WE SAY NO! The Angel Oak is one of the most beautiful and important parts of our island -- and our nation! Use the link below to sign the petition, simply joining this group will not help protect the Angel Oak from destruction. It takes no time at all!... more »  Feb 19, 2010.
  • SC lowcountry live oak updates Hello Larry and ENTS, I made a quick visit to the Charleston/McClellanville/Geor­getown area of SC to visit family and was able to get some good measurements on a few Live Oaks to add to the Live Oak Project list.  Some were on private property and the owners were not home, so I could not obtain all of the desired measurements:... more »  Feb 8, 2010.
  • Cheraw State Park  Over the last few of weekends, I've been able to make a couple of trips to Cheraw State Park. This was the first state park designated in the state of South Carolina in 1934. The park preserves 7,361 acres and contains many different habitats. Lake Juniper is one of the most visited areas of the park and the area around the lake has one of the largest stands of Atlantic White Cedar in South Carolina. For these trips I made my way along the trails to the headwaters of the lake.... more »  Jan 23, 2010.
  • South Carolina Live Oaks ENTS, I want to forward this portion of a message I received from Pete Saussy and see if there is anyone down there that can help him with some measurements.. Jan 16, 2010
  • New Congaree Paper [link] Part of a study that researched if the saluda dam had any effect of the flooding cycle of Congaree National Park involved taking core samples from some of the trees. This was the first time the hardwood trees had been cored. Most trees were under 100 years old, but some...
  • Congaree National Park West End December 5, 2009
  • Falls Park, Greenville S.C. December 20, 2009
  • Camden Oak Camden, SC December 13, 2009
  • Big Live Oak - Old Charles Town near Charleston SC
  • Pawleys Island, SC Live Oaks July 15, 2009
  • Middleton Oak cookie Status July 14, 2009
  • Sand Hills State Forest, SC  June 07, 2009 x
  • Columbia, SC - Capitol Trees  May 10, 2009  x
  • Riverside Park, Cheraw, SC May 4, 2009
  • Pond Pine and others, Cheraw, SC  April 3, 2009
  • Carolina Trees March 22, 2009
  • Sire Live Oak, Columbia, SC  March 2009 x


Congaree National Park






          NPS photo - Congaree National Park

  • Congaree National Park Situated along the meandering Congaree River in central South Carolina, Congaree National Park is home to champion trees, primeval forest landscapes, and diverse plant and animal life. This 22,200-acre park protects the largest contiguous tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States. Known for its giant hardwoods and towering pines, the park’s floodplain forest includes one of the highest canopies in the world and some of the tallest trees in the eastern United States.
  • South Carolina Heritage Preserves 
  • Save the Low Country