The Laurinburg Beautification Department is responsible for the maintenance of City grounds, street landscape projects and trees along City rights-of-way. This department also maintains the City’s entrance signs and the annual flower beds downtown and on the various City properties. As part of an agreement with the NC Department of Transportation, the City maintains certain landscape projects on specific interchanges.
Laurinburg has received “Tree City USA” awards from the state for the last 30+ years for its comprehensive tree program. This program includes an on-going street tree replacement program to address the aging trees located along City right-of-ways. This is not only done in the older portions of the City where the large majestic oaks are located, but also on every street within the city limits. The older trees in Laurinburg are inspected and pruned on an as needed basis. Eight to ten feet tall trees are planted along the rights-of-way to replace those trees that are removed. If a citizen notices a problem with a City tree call 276-8257 or after hour emergencies call the Police Department at 276-3211.
For most communities, litter is a constant problem, and the City of Laurinburg is not immune to this problem. To help combat this, the City sponsors an Adopt-A-Spot or Adopt-A-Street program whereby volunteers pick up litter in designated areas on a bi-monthly basis. This is an extremely important program for the City.
If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Byrd, Beautification Supervisor, at 276-8257 or via email at rbyrd@Laurinburg.org.