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The Planet Green Tree Service Difference

At Planet Green Tree Service, we are firm believers that trees make the world a better place. They provide us with verdant beauty, cool shade, and emergency shelter. They raise our home values, add personality to our neighborhoods, and provide us with clean air to breathe. When your home or business has well-maintained, healthy trees, everyone benefits. That's why we are so passionate about providing our customers with dependable tree services in the Lowcountry.

We believe that honest prices, state-of-the-art equipment, friendly arborists, and good old-fashioned hard work are what set us apart from our competition. With more than 33 years of service in South Carolina, you can rest easy knowing every member of the Planet Green team is committed to the following:

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Provide you with exemplary tree care services
  • Arrive at your home or business on time and ready to work
  • Provide you with affordable service rates
  • Meet or exceed our industry standards
  • Utilize the utmost safety when removing or maintaining your trees or shrubs
  • Have full insurance to protect themselves and your home

Our customers mean a lot to us, which is why we strive to provide them the best, most helpful customer service in our industry. When you hire our company to perform a tree service in cityname, know that we take this responsibility seriously and will always treat your home like we would treat our own. At Planet Green Tree Service, you won't ever have to worry about sneaky hidden fees or outrageous pricing. We believe every homeowner and business owner should have access to affordable tree services, which is why we set our rates at reasonable levels. Our job is to protect your home, your trees, and also your wallet!

Whether your home has overgrown trees that need trimming or you have an unsightly stump that needs grinding, our team of tree experts is here to help. Curious what kind of tree care work we provide to homeowners in South Carolina?

Planet Green specializes in the following areas:

Tree Trimming in Charleston

Have you noticed your favorite tree growing in a strange shape? Are your trees or shrubs so overgrown that it's making your property and home look unkempt? Are the trees near your home weighed down by dangerous dead branches? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it might be time to speak with a Planet Green Tree Service professional to find a solution.

Like anything that lives, trees respond to their environment. When trees are not properly maintained, they can cause a whole host of problems for the homeowner. Overgrowth doesn't just look bad - it can be a potential safety hazard and liability for your home. To prevent this from happening, it's crucial that your trees are trimmed and pruned regularly. Trimming your trees and shrubs gives your home a tidy, appealing look and facilitates healthy plant and tree growth.

Because every tree and shrub is different, you must approach tree trimming with a plan. Before you start hacking at your trees with a machete, be sure to contact Planet Green Tree Service. Our team of expert arborists will come to your home and determine the best path to take for your tree trimming needs. We always take into account variables like the strengths, weaknesses, and species of your trees.

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Benefits of Tree Trimming in Charleston

For some folks, tree trimming seems like a minor detail in the grand scheme of homeownership. It can be a tedious job, but keeping your trees trimmed and well-maintained is more important than you might think. Below are just a few of the many benefits of keeping your trees and shrubs trimmed:

Tree Trimming in Charleston

Tree Health

Part of the Planet Green pruning and trimming process includes the removal of damaged, broken, dead, and diseased branches. When ignored, these dead or dying branches can cause harmful fungi to wreak havoc on the trees around your home or business. Removing these weakened branches helps prevent fungi and keeps your trees healthy. In addition, tree trimming also lets more sunlight and air circulation reach your trees, boosting overall health.

Safety

Safety

As longtime residents of South Carolina, we know how dangerous hurricanes and heavy storms can be. Strong winds from these natural occurrences can cause branches to fall or even be carried away with significant force. This is concerning for many homeowners, especially those who have trees lining their driveways, recreational areas, and walking paths. When you trust Planet Green with your trimming needs, you are actually doing your part to "storm proof" your home from hazardous tree-related accidents. If you have low-hanging branches close to your roof or business, pruning these trees can provide more safety and overhead clearance. That way, don't have an anxiety attack every time a storm rolls through your neighborhood.

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

Nobody likes the look of an overgrown, disheveled tree. Tree trimming improves the general appearance of your tree and makes your whole yard and home look better. Tree trimming also prevents your trees from growing weak branches and crotches and helps stop branches from intertwining with one another.

Developmental Tree Trimming

Developmental Tree Trimming

Pruning younger trees is key to protecting them as they age. This vital tree service in Charleston keeps young trees aesthetically appealing and promotes proper structural integrity and optimal branch structure. In addition, as your home's landscape matures, taking the time to trim young trees reduces the chance of expensive problems like tree failure.

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Types of Tree Trimming

Not all tree trimming services from Planet Green Tree Service are the same. Our experts specialize in a number of different tree trimming services to ensure you are getting the right kind of trim for the appropriate situation. Because even the smallest mistake can permanently affect your tree's health, we approach every tree trimming job with surgeon-like precision. That way, you know your trees are in capable, responsible hands.

Crown Reduction

Crown Reduction

When your trees age without the proper kind of care, they can develop too many branches on their interior. Trees like this give great shade, but too much is not a good sign. That's where crown reduction trimming comes in. By reducing the density of your tree's crown, our tree care experts improve its growth rate and health. Crown density reduction also promotes a longer lifespan and a more beautiful appearance.

Deadwooding

Deadwooding

As the name implies, deadwooding involves the trimming of dead wood from your trees. Often required in urban and suburban areas, deadwooding a tree makes it look more attractive and livelier, while maintaining the health of your tree's trunk by removing rotted branches. This process also makes it safer for kids and other people who walk underneath or near your tree that may be harmed by rotting branches that fall. Other tree trimming services that Planet Green offers include: hazardous tree assessments, shrub trimming, pruning, cabling, bracing, and corrective trimming.

Stump Removal in Charleston

For most property owners, removing a tree can seem like a major project. While that notion certainly isn't wrong, tree removal is more straightforward and often easier than trying to remove an unsightly stump from your yard. Have you ever wondered why you see so many yards with stumps dotted around the land? It's because they're very difficult to remove. That is why Planet Green Tree Service has been offering stump removal services in South Carolina for more than 33 years. Our skilled stump removal experts bring a wealth of knowledge and cutting-edge tools to every stump removal project they tackle.

The fact of the matter is this: trying to remove a stump on your own is an incredible undertaking. Going the "DIY" route can take weeks to complete, even if you spend an hour or two every day. There's also the issue of operating heavy machinery (which costs time and money to rent) and even light fires to expedite the process, which is dangerous. For these reasons alone, we always recommend that you bring in a professional to remove your tree stump safely and effectively.

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Benefits of Stump Removal in Charleston

Better Looking Yard

Better Looking Yard

If you are a homeowner that loves sculpted hedges, beautiful landscaping, and a tidy law, removing old tree stumps will feel like a huge weight off of your chest. Stump removal not only gives your home more curb appeal, it can actually raise the value of your home. This is particularly pertinent if you are thinking about listing your home for sale in the near future.

More Space

More Space

If your yard is small, even one stump can reduce the amount of space you have in your yard. If you spend a lot of time playing sports or just enjoying your yard space, stump removal is a huge help. After all, nobody wants to toss a football around if there are a bunch of old stumps that you must avoid. Stumps also take up considerable space below ground, with their complicated root systems. Stump removal will give you and your family more room to plant flowers, grow vegetables, install a water feature, and much more.

Eliminate Unwanted Growth

Eliminate Unwanted Growth

When you leave a tree stump in your yard, you could be setting yourself up for unwanted tree growth. This kind of new growth often results in clusters of small trees popping up around the base of the stump. This problem isn't just unsightly; it can be harmful to any plants near the stump because the new trees will suck up all the water and nutrients out of your soil.

Pest Prevention

Pest Prevention

Tree stumps are notorious for harboring all sorts of pests that can damage your hard and cause expensive problems in your home. We're talking wood borers, ants, termites, and beetles. If you want to do away with these pests and protect your home, the best course of action is to contact Planet Green Tree Service for a quote on our professional tree removal services.

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Reduce Headaches

Sure, you could take the time to do your research on how to remove a stump. You could go to Home Depot, rent a high-powered stump grinder, and risk your health trying to operate it without training. You could spend every winking moment of your free time trying to grind the stump down so you can remove it from your yard. But why go through all that trouble when a trustworthy, experienced stump removal company like Planet Green Tree Service is only a phone call away?

Our team of stump removal professionals uses state-of-the-art tools designed to keep your property damage-free during the removal process. We will turn your yard into a beautiful blank slate, so you can focus on enjoying your stump-free while we haul away all the debris.

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Your Premier Tree Service Company in South Carolina

With 33 years of experience, it's no wonder why so many South Carolina locals choose Planet Green Tree Service for tree trimming and stump removal in their city. Clients love us because we believe in exceeding your expectations, no matter how large or small a job is.

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Provide you with exemplary tree care services
  • Arrive at your home or business on time and ready to work
  • Provide you with affordable service rates

Contact our office to learn more about our tree services in South Carolina or to schedule your free quote today!

Latest News in Charleston, SC

Charleston County School vendor offers enrollment to 80 students despite not having the spots

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District says a technical glitch by a vendor is to blame after 80 students on the waitlist for the upcoming school year were offered a spot in an early childhood education program.A first initial email was sent to families Tuesday and said that a seat was available for their child.“So, I was in my room at 7:11, and I will never forget, I got the email, and I ran down the stairs and I was like, ‘You got into big girl school!’ and we literally celebrated unt...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District says a technical glitch by a vendor is to blame after 80 students on the waitlist for the upcoming school year were offered a spot in an early childhood education program.

A first initial email was sent to families Tuesday and said that a seat was available for their child.

“So, I was in my room at 7:11, and I will never forget, I got the email, and I ran down the stairs and I was like, ‘You got into big girl school!’ and we literally celebrated until bedtime,” Kristin Graf, mother to one of 80 students offered accidental enrollment said. “She didn’t even want to go to daycare the next day but I told her she needed to say goodbye to her teachers because they were so wonderful and that Friday would be her last day. She has just been so excited.”

Then a follow-up email was released the next day, saying that the available spot could no longer be honored.

Graf contacted Harbor View Elementary School, the school in which her daughter was enrolled, and she was told that an error had been made in enrollment. She spoke to a woman from the district on the phone who Graf said was just profusely apologizing.

“I just feel like they should have done a little bit more for us,” Graft said. “Just in general, it’s been a nightmare. The last few days have been a nightmare for me.”

In Graf’s situation, she was fortunate enough to reenroll her daughter into her previous daycare, but other families have not been so lucky, especially with school beginning next week.

Andrew Pruitt, Charleston County School District Director of Communications, said that the school district has no control over the email being sent out since they use a third-party vendor. He also said that this is the first time that something like this has occurred since he started in this position seven years ago.

The district released this statement on the incident.

The message was sent in error. The seats offered through this most recent communication cannot be honored as, again, it was in error. All seats offered prior to 5:44 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, WILL be honored. On behalf of the District’s School Choice vendor, we regret the confusion.

If your family was offered false enrollment, contact the district’s school choice office via email at school_choice@charleston.k12.sc.us, or call (843) 937-6582.

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Tropical Storm Danielle forms in Atlantic; 2 areas being watched

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Tropical Storm Danielle has formed Thursday in the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane in the next two days.Click here to download the free Live 5 First Alert Weather app.Despite the forecast that it will reach hurricane strength, the storm is not a threat to land.“Do not be worried about this whatsoever,” Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine said. “It’s going to e...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Tropical Storm Danielle has formed Thursday in the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane in the next two days.

Click here to download the free Live 5 First Alert Weather app.

Despite the forecast that it will reach hurricane strength, the storm is not a threat to land.

“Do not be worried about this whatsoever,” Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine said. “It’s going to eventually run into some chillier waters and fade away.”

The storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph.

The storm is centered about 960 miles west of the Azores and is moving east near 2 mph. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is expected to meander in the Atlantic over the next few days.

Forecasters are still watching two other areas in the Atlantic, one of which has been monitored for several days.

“It is still showing a high chance of development, but it is just slow in doing so,” Sovine said.

Of the two, the westernmost disturbance, an area of low pressure several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands, is producing showers and thunderstorms.

Forecasters say there is a 60% chance of it developing into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours, and say the chance increases to 80% over the next five days.

It is expected to move slowly west-northwestward.

Sovine says computer models continue to have the storm make a northerly turn away from the southeastern United States.

The second system, meanwhile, is in the eastern tropical Atlantic over and to the north of the Cabo Verde Islands. It shows poorly-organized showers, but there is the potential for it to become a short-lived tropical depression within the next day or so before the environment would make it difficult to develop further.

The National Hurricane Center places the chance of formation at 40% over the next two days and at 40% over the next five days.

August tied a record for inactivity during hurricane season despite the official forecast of an above-normal season. Meteorologists cite unusual persistent dry air and a few other factors as working against warm ocean water, a lack of wind shear and La Nina, which usually work together to create a busy hurricane season.

This year marked the first time since 1941 that the Atlantic went from July 3 to the end of August without a named storm, Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzback said.

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Charleston principal resigns after multiple internal investigations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A school principal in Charleston County has left the district after multiple investigations revealed she attempted to use her position to keep her son out of trouble and violated a number of district policies – including a policy dictating how special education students should be handled.Former Principal Shanitra Deas worked at Deer Park Middle School since 2019. That changed this year after a series of parent complaints and multiple internal investigations. Deas was demoted in June but decided to resig...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A school principal in Charleston County has left the district after multiple investigations revealed she attempted to use her position to keep her son out of trouble and violated a number of district policies – including a policy dictating how special education students should be handled.

Former Principal Shanitra Deas worked at Deer Park Middle School since 2019. That changed this year after a series of parent complaints and multiple internal investigations. Deas was demoted in June but decided to resign as of Aug. 25.

Deas was investigated by the district twice in the last year. The first investigation started in October when there was a fight in which her son, who attends the school, was involved. The documents in Deas’ employee file say he was helping break up the fight, but that Deas should have recused herself from the student discipline process.

The documents say she became more involved and interfered with the district’s discipline procedure.

“The extend of your involvement was such that a deadline to submit a required DAP packet was not met and standard protocol was not followed regarding the consequences to students,” the documents read.

She was given a formal reprimand in January.

In June, she was placed on administrative leave as the district began another investigation. Much of this investigation has been redacted, but the documents say she again violated the district’s nepotism policies.

However, this is not the only charge levied in the investigation material. The district also noted they received several complaints from parents about excessive suspensions for their children. It says a number of special education students had been put out of the school for an excess of 10 days – violating federal law.

“Days in which administrators have sent these students home for behavioral issue have not been coded as days of suspension as required, and no measures appear to have been taken to provide the special education services the students have missed by being sent home,” the documents read.

The district demoted Deas and she was offered an assistant principal position at Stall High School. She was allowed to keep her principal-level salary of $102,931.20 a year. Deas formally resigned on August 25.

Deas did not respond to a request for comment.

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Omicron-specific booster should be available soon

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized an Omicron-specific booster, marking the first redesign of coronavirus vaccines since they were rolled out nearly two years ago. The Omicron variant has been the dominate strain since early this year, with the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants being especially transmissible.It is anticipated t...

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized an Omicron-specific booster, marking the first redesign of coronavirus vaccines since they were rolled out nearly two years ago. The Omicron variant has been the dominate strain since early this year, with the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants being especially transmissible.

It is anticipated that on Friday, Sept. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will sign off on the authorization. After that, it’s all systems go.

“Once it’s given the OK, we’ll put in an order, and it should ship pretty quickly. The entire process should take about a week, meaning we should have it available to anyone who wants it the week of Sept. 12, maybe sooner,” said Danielle Scheurer, M.D., MUSC Health System chief quality officer.

The new booster comes at a point in the pandemic when approximately 90,000 infections and 475 deaths are being recorded daily in this country. Though hospitalizations have become much rarer, COVID-19 is still the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Though this targeted booster should help to slow the spread of the virus, Scheurer is skeptical that it will fly off the shelves.

“My guess is the uptake will be low. So many people have gotten COVID at this point, and many just aren’t getting that sick. I think people are just over it. I hate to say it, but I think a lot of folks are going, ‘I’ll just take my chances,’” she said.

But Scheurer cautioned that people who are at higher risk, such as older Americans or those with preexisting health conditions, should seriously consider getting this booster. And for those who aren’t in the higher-risk category, one motivator to get this booster might be to avoid getting long COVID, when virus-related symptoms can linger indefinitely beyond an infection.

As for the science behind the new booster, Scheurer said it was synthesized in the same way the first vaccine was, only it’s bivalent, meaning the encoded messenger RNA targets two spike proteins, instead of one: the original virus and Omicron and its known subvariants. Additionally, the dosage for this one is a little lower.

“I think it’s important that people know that this is intended to act as a booster, not a stand-alone vaccine,” she said. “Meaning that for people who haven’t been vaccinated, the course of action is to get your original two doses and then this.”

Two boosters will be available: one by Pfizer BioNTech, for use in people age 12 and up, and the other by Moderna, targeted to those 18 years and up. MUSC expects to receive the Pfizer booster.

Though MUSC is in the process of decommissioning all of its stand-alone vaccine sites, the new booster will be offered at the MUSC Health Pharmacy at Rutledge Tower as well as by most, if not all, MUSC Health affiliated primary care physician sites.

Though things seem to be trending in the right direction in this country, Scheurer still remains vigilant.

“Given the volume of people who have gotten Omicron, I’m kind of surprised we haven’t had another rapidly evolving variant,” she said. “I think we’ve been pretty lucky. But then again, this might just be the new normal – a world where we coexist with COVID and life goes on.”

Study underway to control heat levels in Gadsden Green in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It is no secret temperatures in the Lowcountry can get hot during the day, but a group of organizations, including the city of Charleston, are looking at how heat impacts the health of a downtown neighborhood.City of Charleston Chief Resilience Officer Dale Morris said Wednesday that heat kills more people than any other natural disaster.“We don’t have a hot day. We have hot months here,” Morris said. “People sort of get used to that, but if you don’t get cooling at nightt...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It is no secret temperatures in the Lowcountry can get hot during the day, but a group of organizations, including the city of Charleston, are looking at how heat impacts the health of a downtown neighborhood.

City of Charleston Chief Resilience Officer Dale Morris said Wednesday that heat kills more people than any other natural disaster.

“We don’t have a hot day. We have hot months here,” Morris said. “People sort of get used to that, but if you don’t get cooling at nighttime, the heat manifests and causes health problems.”

A group of scientists came out to the Gadsden Green neighborhood over the weekend during a cloudy day, and they measured the temperature of the pavement to be 118 degrees Fahrenheit, which they say reaches dangerous levels.

There are 11 organizations, including the city, that are involved in the Charleston Heat Health Research Project, which is fully funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The study first started in 2020. It identified Gadsden Green, the medical district and the Union Pier Terminal as having the most intense heat on the peninsula.

Scientists will be looking at how the direction of the wind, tree shading, building materials and even the paint on the buildings contributes to that heat.

“What we’re trying to understand is what’s going on here in the neighborhood outside of the buildings,” Morris said, “and eventually, inside of the buildings to see what we can learn from that and what kind of solutions we would be able to offer to the housing authority and to a bunch of other folks around the city as the city gets redeveloped.”

Charleston Housing Authority CEO Art Milligan said there are around 400 units in the neighborhood.

“We’ve heard that constantly, that the heat is exhausting,” Milligan said.

Milligan said the housing authority already had plans to either rehabilitate or reposition the buildings, meaning they would tear them down and redevelop the area in phases over the next four to five years. He said the results of the study could help them decide where to place those buildings.

“We wouldn’t do it all at one time,” Milligan said. “We would phase it out, and that way we would be able to give residents a place to stay until the units were rebuilt.”

Morris said the community will play a big part in the neighborhood’s future.

“How they may like us to improve the buildings, to improve the streetscape, to put more trees and things like that, so they’re going to be a part of this process going forward,” Morris said.

Scientists expect to have the results from this study in October. That is when they will share those recommendations on how to further cool down the neighborhood.

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