The South Carolina Botanical Gardens

The South Carolina Botanical Gardens Arboretum in Clemson, SC is devoted to preservation and protection of the trees on site at the gardens.



The HORT 400 class volunteered to help prune the trees on site.

Pruning an oak


Proper safety equiptment, such as gloves, a helmet, and safety goggles are essential in safe pruning of trees. 

Pruning safely


 Students moving mulch to the area around the newly pruned trees to help conserve soil moisture, maintain soil temperature, inhibit weed growth and add vital nutrients to the soil.

Spreading mulcy 


 Class members were assigned to groups and given certain trees on site to prune and mulch. 

Students discussing area

Posing near tree 







Pruning a tree 

Hort 400 Group photo

Group photo