Fast Growing South Carolina Trees

There may be many reasons why you might want to have fast growing South Carolina trees in your yard. One of the biggest reasons people get these is because they have no shade in their yard and they don’t want to wait twenty years to have some. This is common with new construction where the area has been completely cleared of trees and other natural things. If you get these types of trees, they won’t instantly shoot up, but they will grow a bit faster and will be something that will show results each year. Of course, arborists can help with faster growth with proper tree trimming.

Some of the most common fast growing trees you can buy are Royal Empress Tree, Summer Red Maple, the Weeping Willow, Hybrid Poplar, Autumn Blaze Maple (see the image at the top of this post), Autumn Purple Ash, Thuja Green Giant, Tulip Poplar, Leyland Cyprus, Royal Empress, and the Lombardy Poplar. These are not only fast growing, but many of them come in colors other than green. That means you can have fast growing trees that add a nice splash of color to your property. They come in colors like yellow, maroon, purple, and the traditional green in some cases.

autumn purple ash
autumn purple ash

Some of these fast growing tress will grow about ten feet or so in the first year. They growth may slow down a bit after that, but by then you should have a good amount of shade to work with, and that will get better each and every year. This will also allow you to choose a few fast growing trees while planting some of the more traditional ones that people love like birch, oak, and maple. They will not grow as fast as the rest, but they are often popular and add a lot to any property.

You can find fast growing trees at your local home store or you can find them by ordering online. Just remember to care for them properly so you can get the most growth from that that you can. You will find that fast growing trees will live up to their promise, and you can have some shade and beauty on your property within the matter of one year. They may require more water than the average tree, and you may have to fertilizes the ground before you plant for optimal growth. Make sure you plant them away from power lines and other things that might be hindered by a tree that shoots up rather quickly so you don’t have problems in stormy weather.

History and Function of the International Society of Arboriculture

international society or arboricultureIt has almost been a century since the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) was formed in 1924 and at the time, there were only 40 members. Today, it is a global society with membership spreading beyond United States borders. The internationalization of the organization led to the adoption of its current name in 1976, which also ushered its role as a dynamic medium for an arborist to share experience and knowledge to benefit the society’s members throughout the world.

By coordinating meetups, conferences and knowledge repositories for arborists, the organization works as an avenue for building individual careers, an employer and a general source of information for the better understanding of trees, tree service and tree care. It fosters research and education of professionals and makes it possible for tree care consumers to get the best advice and care services.

Starting out as a marriage of convenience, the International Society of Arboriculture was for progressive commercial arborists and scientists researching on trees. After several conferences, it was apparent that a formal organization would serve the interests of both entities and for the sake of neutrality, the commercial arborists were denied office positions though they played an important part in the organization of conferences.

certified arborist south carolinaLatest research findings passed on quickly to become standard practice and arborists identified new tools and demand for their trade by reading the news from the organization. Field days became a common feature for members, who got to interact with suppliers and vendors of the latest arborist tools for domestic and large-scale commercial deployments. The service became professional and consumers would be able to identify reputable arborists based on their membership claim to the organization. According to Robert Thompson, owner of Palmetto Tree Service in Mt Pleasant, gaining status as a “certified arborist” includes a large amount of study and then passing an examination before the ISA gives the title and allows an arborist to claim it.

By 1970s, professional affiliations became common with groups of local arborists designated by municipalities or commercial interests becoming part of the organization. The groups and trust funds increased the investments of commercial and research interest into arboriculture and led to the development of sophisticated machines for tree growing and care. Since then, professionalism in tree climbing, cutting, trimming, and medication became specialized service areas targeting consumers.

The dawn of the internet also helped to spread the reach and relevancy of the International Society of Arboriculture. A visible role for the organization has been to assist professional arborists in building the industry. Its aim was for fast and efficient discovery and application of solutions to consumers and to challenges affecting the industry. Going forward, it seeks to foster research and education for the care and preservation of trees.

Pine Tree Varieties in South Carolina

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Example Loblolly Pine in South Carolina

South Carolina is home to many pine tree species, which makes it an ideal location for a pine lover and enthusiast to explore. The pines of South Carolina include Loblolly Pine, Longleaf Pine, Shortleaf Pine, Table Mountain Pine, Pond Pine, White Pine, Spruce Pine, Slash Pine, Virginia Pine, and Pitch Pine. They were the native species that have been in South Carolina for a good long time. Their names reflect the characteristics of the leaves and the location of origin. Pines can grow anywhere as long as they receive sufficient care against weather elements, especially when they are young. Here is another source: http://www.treesforme.com

Tree specialists and arborists such as Palmetto Tree Service can easily identify different pine types variations, but the South Carolina varieties seem similar when anyone else sees them. With a keen eye, it is possible to see some leaves are longer on some trees and short on others. The spacing also differs slightly and this at the most visible signs of differing species. Still, these needles can only be compared when different pines grow side by side. Most pines grow in one area together naturally or as planted trees by humans. Another visible difference in the types is on the cone. Some cones like on the Table Mountain pine have a strong, stout spine.

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Slash Pine Variety in South Carolina

The Slash pine variety is one of the fastest growing, and it also happens to share a botanical heritage of South Carolina. It was named after a famous botanist. It has also been planted across the Coastal Plain. On the other hand, the Virginia pine seems to bulldoze its way into relevancy by colonizing disturbed grounds like storm damaged forests. Its commercial uses are limited because it does not yield good timber as the other pines.

Some pines were introduced in South Carolina, and while they are today referred as belonging to the area, they remain exotic when classified according to their origin. They include Scotch Pine, Sand Pine, and Japanese Black Pine. Scotch came from Europe and Asia, and it was desired for its excellent timber quality. It is also a good choice for Christmas trees because of its needle leaves that are clustered. It is also easy to cultivate in commercial farms. The Sand pine can be noted by its 4-5” long needles. They are slightly twisted. They take a light green color and spread out. The Japanese Black is ornamental. It provides an attractive landscape view, and it is tolerant to salt spray and wind. Its needles are also very tall, reaching 5 inches.