Timber Tale

Rarely do people walking along historic Broad Street in #Charleston take much notice of this particular tree, which is the only one of its kind on the street, and with an unusual story to boot. This is a Cypress tree which was planted in 1989 shortly after hurricane Hugo devastated the area with category 4 winds. As a sign of rebirth, friends of mine planted this tree in a small patch of sidewalk where the slate surface had cracked, exposing soil beneath. The scenic city had been badly battered and lost many grand oaks, and this tiny seedling was one of the first attempts to restore the arboreal beauty for which our city is renowned. Thirty years later, the cypress towers over the street as an attractive complement to rows of historic architecture, and stands as a reminder of the city’s undaunted spirit.<img.src=”Charleston Curiosities” alt=”Broad Street Cypress”

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