- December 7, 2018
- 4:00 pm
- Andrew Jackson State Park
Join us for our Arbor Day Program on Friday, December 7 at 4 p.m. on the museum lawn. Celebrate Arbor Day by visiting the park as various civil organizations, lineage societies, Garden Clubs, Lancaster County Master Gardeners, the Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park and the State Park Service plant trees. If you would like to donate a native tree or help with tree trimming or planting, please contact the park office.
South Carolina has been celebrating Arbor Day on the first Friday in December since 1934. Arbor Day varies from state to state because of climate conditions. In December, South Carolina trees are dormant, receive adequate rainfall, and our state’s tree roots suffer less from the shock of transplanting at this time of year. Arbor Day marks the beginning of planting season in South Carolina which ends in mid-March. Forestry contributed over $21billion to the state’s economy last year.
Andrew Jackson State Park preserves and protects the site of Andrew Jackson’s boyhood homeplace in South Carolina. Among its attractions are a museum about Andrew Jackson’s boyhood, a reproduction schoolhouse, trails, a campground, and a fishing lake. The park is nine miles north of Lancaster on U.S. 521 at 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road. Admission to the park is $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free. For more information, call the park at (803) 285-3344.