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Nmb Tree Of The Month Award For January Goes To Richard And Janet Spencer
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Richard and Janet Spencer recently accepted the Tree of the Month Award for January from the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board for their commitment to preserving and nurturing a large Live Oak tree during the construction of their home at 221 9th Avenue South.

The Spencers purchased their property in 2002 when it was home to an old cabin and the very large old Live Oak tree.

In 2003, the Spencers began developing their property and building a new home.The slope and height of the property made it difficult for them but preserving the Live Oak was paramount in their plan. Their new home was designed to highlight the oak tree in the rear yard and that presented a large challenge for their builder.

The Spencers supervised the placement and construction of their new home to make sure the Live Oaks limbs and root system were not disturbed. Today, the area is a haven for raccoons, birds, deer and other wildlife, and the tree remains a focal point of their home and property.
Property owners and developers who are interested in finding out more about how they can preserve trees on their property are invited to contact the Board atnmbtreeboard@nmb.us or 843-280-5571.  

The Tree of the Month program began in 2010 as a way to recognize trees within the community that have been preserved over the years. It also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our everyday lives.  

If you think you have the biggest, prettiest, or most unusual tree in North Myrtle Beach, or that your tree has a unique story attached to it, the Tree City Board encourages you to contact Parks & Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at(843) 280-5571 or via email atnmbtreeboard@nmb.us.  



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