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TREES & LANDSCAPING

The City of Darlington has been recognized as a Tree City USA for 21 consecutive years. The City tree is the oak.

City ordinance specifies that:

  • No street trees shall be trimmed, cut, damaged, or removed without prior approval.
  • Clear-cutting of vacant lots is not permitted without a landscaping plan approved by the Beautification Board.
  • Removal of trees 48 inches in circumference or larger requires action by the City of Darlington Tree Board or confirmation of its hazardous nature by the City Arborist.
  • New developments require 1 tree per 10 parking spaces.
  • When leaving yard debris out for collection, please call the Sanitation Department (843) 398-4035 to alert them that pick-up is needed.
  • Landscaping companies must remove debris as part of their service.
Trees and Landscaping

To schedule the City Arborist for approval of a hazardous tree removal, please contact the Planning Department.
For all other questions or tree and landscaping issues, please contact the Planning Department.

Lisa Chalian-Rock, Director
(843) 398-4000 x103
rock@cityofdarlington.com

Trees and Landscaping