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News Release

Tree Removal Work Scheduled for Town of Hilton Head Island's Mid-Island Tract

Release Date: October 21, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

Beginning Thursday, October 22nd, Jones Brothers Tree Surgeons, a contractor for the Town of Hilton Head Island, will begin removing over 190 standing dead and fallen trees from the Town's Mid-Island tract.

The 103-acre tract, bordered by William Hilton Parkway, Dillion Road and Union Cemetery Road, is the site of the former Planter's Row Golf Course, which the Town purchased in 2013.

"The tract has been idle since our purchase. Rather than have it just sit and continue to become overgrown, we decided to initiate some beautification work to give the tract a neat appearance and make it safe," said Scott Liggett, Chief Engineer and Director of Public Projects & Facilities for the Town.

At its meeting on Tuesday, The Hilton Head Island Town Council approved some budget amendments that would permit staff to spend $350,000 to clean up the tract and restore it as open space.

In addition to removing trees, the contractors will trim trees along the existing cart paths. Ongoing maintenance activities including bush hogging overgrown vegetation will continue around the drainage ponds and expand to the rest of the property. Split rail fencing will be placed around the property in the more open areas of the tract and connect it to the existing cart path system so it is safe for users.

Work will take place over two to four weeks. During the time of work, public access to the property is prohibited. Liggett said Town staff is working on guidelines for public use of the property once competed.

For more information, contact Julian Walls, Facilities Manager, at julianw@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-342-4587.

Mid-Island Tact Site Map