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Planting trees

Posted: February 12, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Updated: February 13, 2015 1:00 a.m.
Martin L. Cahn/C-I

Howard Wallace (left) of the Camden Tree Foundation helps Benjamin Garcia plant one of 31 new trees Jan. 29 along the northeastern edge of Springdale Race Course as Anthony Haggins uses heavy equipment to prop it up. Among the 4- to 5-year-old trees are 20 cherry bark oaks, six hollies and five “fringe trees,” Wallace said. The foundation spent $15,000 on the trees and another $5,000 on irrigation. The foundation planted many of the trees along S.C. 97 opposite the Edgewood subdivision, with more on Springdale Drive itself. Wallace said some Edgewood residents came out expressing their appreciation of the plantings. He said the foundation also planned to plant an additional 19 trees in other parts of Camden.

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