Bamboo grows well in South Carolina. Sometimes it grows too well and spreads.
In keeping with the Green on its logo, TD Bank sponsored #TDTreeDays recently, a massive project to plant 90 trees in one day along a section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Berea. The workers extended as far as the eye could see, and consisted of TD Bank employees and community volunteers.
Summer ended with a dry spell; it almost still feels like Summer now. There have been some scattered thunderstorms, but no widespread rain for over a month. The new trees seen here on Mayberry Street were staged over the summer for some future project, and had to depend on Mother Nature for rain. So it appears that some of the new un-planted trees will not survive.
Some people have an opinion about how the rain or lack of rain will affect the leaf season. All indications are that the leaf color will be brilliant throughout the Carolinas.
River Border and campsites between Georgia and Upstate South Carolina:
McPherson Park has a short nature trail among these very tall trees, and offers a quick escape to nature, just a short distance from Academy Street.
Someone relaxes in a hammock among autumn trees at sunset.