NMB Tree City Board presents its April Tree of the Month Award to Bill and Marianne McDonald

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board recently presented its Tree of the Month Award to Bill and Marianne McDonald, 805 Tillson Road, North Myrtle Beach.

The McDonalds received the award for the manner in which they have preserved two trees on their property, a large Live Oak and a large Hickory.

When the McDonald’s home was constructed in 1984, the two large trees were present on the undeveloped lot. The owner was so impressed with the spread of the two trees that he had their contractor build the carport around one and a deck around the other. Cost was not an issue.

The McDonalds say that they have had to trim the tree that extends up through the carport roof but the benefits far outweigh the ongoing maintenance effort.

Apart from the beauty that the tree lends to their property, the shade offered by the crown of the tree helps to cool their home’s inside temperature by 10 or more degrees during the hot and humid summer months.

The tree growing up through their deck also provides shade and enhances their enjoyment of the outdoor setting.

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board began its Tree of the Month Award program in 2010 as a way to recognize unique trees within the community that have been preserved over the years. The program also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our daily 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 North Myrtle Beach Parks & Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at (843) 280-5571 or via email at  nmbtreeboard@nmb.us.

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