Tree City Board Presents August Tree of the Month Award to Woodmere Subdivision
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has presented its Tree of the Month Award for August to the Woodmere subdivision for a crape myrtle (lagerstroemia indica) tree with multiple trunks located at the entrance to the subdivision (around 918 Edge Drive). The tree is about 40 feet tall and has a spread of about 35 feet. It has a smaller twin with a single trunk on the opposite side of the entrance. A Woodmere resident believes the trees were planted in 1989.

L-R: Tree City Board members Jim Grainger, Dee Myers, Ruth Anne Ellis,
and Woodmere residents Barbara McNamara and Joe Layton

Crape myrtles are well-suited for North Myrtle Beachs soil and climate. They are deciduous with leaves from late spring through fall and colorful flowers from mid-June through August. Depending on the variety of crape myrtle, flowers can be various shades of white, pink, red, and purple. The crape myrtle also has a unique shredding/peeling bark that reveals its lighter colored under-bark.
Tree of the Month awards categories include deciduous, evergreen, fruit or nut, and ornamental trees. Anyone who would like to nominate their own or someone elses tree for the award can call (843) 280-5572 or email

In recognition of its commitment to urban and community forestry programs, North Myrtle Beach has earned a Tree City USA award from the Tree City USA program for eight consecutive years. For more information on Tree City USA, please visit

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