Winthrop University Southern Magnolia – Rock Hill, SC

2010 Heritage Tree Award Winner


Photo credit: Shawn Cetrone

Winthrop University Southern Magnolia

Estimated to be nearly 100 years old, this magnolia represents the history of the Winthrop campus and the vigor that runs through the entire university. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo tore through Rock Hill and in its course of destruction were over 130 trees within the Winthrop community. While a significant portion of this magnolia was sheared off during the storm, it was deemed healthy enough to survive and continues to flourish today.