SCIWAY News No. 73 – August 2009
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Vote for your Favorite "SC Swimming Hole" Photo
After sorting through 99 fantastic photos, we have finally finished the impossible task of narrowing down the contest entries to just five finalists. You can now vote for your favorite "SC Swimming Hole" photo. Voting will end August 21, and the winner will receive $100 from SCIway!
From Seed to Stellar – Renowned South Carolina Trees
The palmetto is South Carolina's "State Tree" and perhaps its most beloved symbol, serving as the centerpiece of our flag. As far as trees go, however, South Carolina has more than its fair share of beauty. From pine forests to cypress swamps, and from quirky topiaries to stately oaks, a wide variety of species thrive in our state's soil. We even have 14 national champion trees – meaning they are the largest of their species anywhere in the United States!
August is the perfect time of year to enjoy South Carolina's many trees – most of all, the shade provides a welcome respite from the heat. So after you take a dip in one of our state's refreshing "swimming holes," spread out a blanket and enjoy the breeze under one of our wonderful trees!
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