Protecting the History of South Carolina Landscapes With Innovative Tree Relocation Techniques

South Carolina is known for its southern charm. Cities such as Charleston and Columbia have rich histories that are accentuated by their landscapes – majestic live oak trees, towering southern magnolia trees, and intricate bald cypress trees – some of which predate the cities themselves.

The City of Charleston is home to one of the oldest trees in the country and one of the oldest living things of any kind east of the Mississippi. The Angel Oak Tree, known to the locals as simply The Tree, is a Southern live oak estimated to be between 400 and 500 years old. It is located inside Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston. The tree is over 65 feet tall; its trunk has a circumference of 25 feet, and the canopy spreads 160 feet in diameter. It provides shade for an area about one-third the size of a football field.

At Urban Forestry Works, we believe in the importance of maintaining and protecting the state’s lush history, while allowing for the inevitable evolution and development that comes with time. We have a solution for preserving the priceless beauty of existing trees by relocating them to more desirable locations.

Whether you’re a South Carolina homeowner, landowner, or business owner, Urban Forestry Works’ innovative large tree transplanting system can relocate and transplant extra-large and tall trees, up to 200,000 pounds, with one of the highest survivability rates in the tree transplanting industry.

Certified-ISA arborists work with Urban Forestry Works employees to help ensure your tree is protected during boxing and relocation, shielding the root ball, trunk, and canopy from incurring damage during transplanting.

The historical South Carolina cities with rich landscape histories can benefit from our mature tree relocation services. And fast-growing cities such as Greenville and Summerville can also keep the old South Carolina charm, even in new developments, by exploring our inventory of trees for sale.

Estate Quality Trees for Sale

In those situations where maintaining the look of old-growth landscaping is important, we have a large selection of mature, estate-quality trees for sale. Our Ehrhardt, South Carolina Tree Farm maintains an impressive inventory of large specimen trees, including:

  • Live Oaks
  • Willow Oaks
  • Bald Cypress
  • Claudia Magnolias
  • Ligustrums
  • Drake & Allee Elms
  • Crape Myrtles

Any of these trees can be readied for transplant to fit your project’s needs – whether for a private residence, business, or new home development.

About Our Mission to Go Green with Landscape Beautification and Mature Tree Preservation

We started as growers, and we know the importance of maintaining the history and structure of mature trees during relocation or transplanting.  To us, “green” isn’t just a passing fad – it’s a way of life.

Our family-owned company was founded in 1936 and since then has been growing and expanding, while keeping its core focus of protecting and maintaining landscape growth.  We appreciate the need for continued development, as well as the importance of keeping a city’s rich history alive through its landscape and mature trees.

Contact us to find how Urban Forestry Works can assist you with your tree relocation project, or to learn more about our large selection of mature southern magnolia, live oaks, and other trees for sale – we can make even the newest home feel like it has been richly steeped in South Carolina history!