The Greenery donates time, labor to Spanish Moss Trail

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The Greenery, Inc. donated the company’s services for the landscape and irrigation installation of the first phase of the Beaufort Spanish Moss Trail Project. The installation was Nov. 12-15 at the old train depot on Depot Road in Beaufort. The Greenery also hosted a landscape blitz from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the site.
More than 100 of The Greenery’s employees from crew to office staff got their hands dirty during the landscape blitz. The group installed irrigation, trees, shrubs, pinestraw,  groundcover and 10,000 square feet of sod.
“The Greenery is honored and privileged to donate such an integral part of this project,” says Lee Edwards, CEO of The Greenery Inc. “The shrubs, sod and trees The Greenery will install will be an important step to creating a welcoming trail for Beaufort residents and visitors.”
Isiah Smalls, Public Works Director for the City of Beaufort, says the landscaping will set the stage for the trail and thanks The Greenery and its employees for their time and generous donation.
“The donation of the labor for the aesthetic improvements of this section will help get the rail to trail enhancement portion under way,” Smalls says.
The Greenery, Inc., an employee owned company,  has been serving the Lowcountry since 1973 with comprehensive landscaping services and has offices located in Hilton Head, Hardeeville, Bluffton, Savannah, Beaufort and Charleston.
The Beaufort Spanish Moss Trail project will convert a 20-mile stretch of the former Port Royal Railroad into a cycling and pedestrian corridor. The trail will provide a safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle route that will not only be a recreational asset, but provide an alternative mode of transportation that will link people to jobs, services and schools.