Annual Awards


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    2014 Heritage Tree – Bald Cypress Grove at Edisto Memorial Gardens

Each year, Trees SC recognizes individuals, organizations and municipalities for their contribution to the urban forests in South Carolina. Trees SC has two annual awards: the Golden Acorn Awards and the Heritage Tree Award. Nominations are accepted annually, and winners are announced at the Trees SC Annual Conference in October. Please contact us for further information.

Golden Acorn Award


Annually, Trees SC presents four Golden Acorn awards that recognize professionals and volunteers for their contribution to our state’s urban and community forests, as well as community organizations, local governments, universities and colleges, corporations, and state agencies that provide exemplary leadership and vision to a comprehensive urban forestry program.

Heritage Tree Award


The Heritage Tree Award, which is sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, identifies, celebrates and recognizes remarkable trees in South Carolina. Either nominated individually or as part of a group, these trees are recognized by their historical and/or cultural significance to the community.

Heritage Tree Award Winners