South Boundary Oak Allee – Aiken, SC

2005 Heritage Tree Award Winner


Photo credit:  Larry Gleason

South Boundary Oak Allee

Between 1877 and 1900, the Aiken Town Council authorized the planting of about 500 hardwood trees along the streets and avenues of South Boundary. Three Aiken mayors have been linked to the planting of the “Avenue of Oaks”—Herman Warneke, Julian Salley, Sr. and Herbert Gyles. One can assume that the combined efforts of all these men resulted in the breath-taking aisle of live oaks that South Boundary travelers experience today.