Martin Garden Center Press Release



Martin Garden Center will be hosting the Greenville event as South Carolina 811 celebrates the tenth anniversary of National Safe Digging Month by giving away trees across the state.

The first 25 people who stop by the South Carolina 811 table and request for their utilities to be marked will receive a free tree up to a $50 value.


GREENVILLE, SC, April 18, 2017 — Martin Garden Center announces today that it will be the Greenville host for the South Carolina 811 Tree Giveaway Day on April 24th from 3-5 pm.  

South Carolina 811 celebrates the tenth anniversary of “National Safe Digging Month” by giving away trees across the state during the month of April at four different cities in South Carolina.  Martin Garden Center is hosting the Greenville event.

The first 25 people who stop by the South Carolina 811 table and request for their utilities to be marked will receive a free tree up to a $50 value.

Note:  South Carolina 811 encourages interested persons to create their portal account in advance to speed up the sign-up process on the day of the event.  Any time before the event they may click here to visit the portal and click “Sign Up” to create an account.  Be sure to confirm your account be clicking on the email confirmation link.  Once your locate is requested at the South Carolina 811 table, you will be given a voucher to be used at that time for a free tree up to a $50 value.

“April is not only National Safe Digging Month, but also the home of Arbor Day and Earth Day. We are giving away trees promote a healthy environment and to strongly encourage individuals to call 811 before they begin digging to plant trees for those holidays,” said Misty Wise, Executive Director of South Carolina 811. “By calling 811 to have the underground utility lines in their area marked, homeowners are making an important decision that can help keep them and their communities safe and connected.”

“We are very excited to be a part of this worthwhile event,” says Reggie Meehan, owner and Chief Inspiration Officer (CIO) of Martin Garden Center.  “We support the ‘Call Before You Dig’ program in every way and we realize the seriousness of striking utility lines when planting trees.  Plus this is a great occasion to create community awareness on this issue.  We were happy to get involved!”

The South Carolina 811 organization states that “Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. Installing a mailbox, building a deck and planting a tree or garden are all examples of digging projects that should only begin a few days after a call to 811.”

Martin Garden Center, located on Martin Road in Greenville, has the largest selection of flowering plants in the upstate and prides itself on offering quality indoor and outdoor plants and garden accessories, along with the best customer service possible. With acres of flowers, shrubs, trees and herbs, Martin Garden Center has everything needed to create a garden masterpiece.

South Carolina 811 is a not-for-profit organization,
established in 1978, to be the innovative communication resource for damage prevention of underground infrastructure, dedicated to the education, success, and safety of stakeholders and the public in South Carolina.

South Carolina 811 and Martin Garden Center encourage area residents to visit for more information or about the tree program  (Free Tree News Release) or visit for more information about digging safely in South Carolina.

For more information, please contact Martin Garden Center at 864-277-1818.  Martin Garden Center encourages area residents to visit their Facebook Event Page for more information as well.

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