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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!

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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.

Tree Trimming in Charleston

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.

Types of Tree Trimming

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.

Stump Removal in Charleston

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.

Reduce Headaches

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.

Your Premier Tree Service Company in South Carolina

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!

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MUSC sues doctors, alleging they used trade secrets to start competing SC cancer center

The Medical University of South Carolina sued six of its own doctors Monday, alleging the physicians hatched a plan to quit their jobs, go work for a rival hospital and then use proprietary information to help develop a competing cancer treatment facility.In a lawsuit filed in Charleston County’s court of common pleas, lawyers for MUSC asked a judge to issue a ...

The Medical University of South Carolina sued six of its own doctors Monday, alleging the physicians hatched a plan to quit their jobs, go work for a rival hospital and then use proprietary information to help develop a competing cancer treatment facility.

In a lawsuit filed in Charleston County’s court of common pleas, lawyers for MUSC asked a judge to issue a temporary injunction to stop what it describes as the “wholesale departure of physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and fellows” to Trident Medical Center.

The suit further claims the departing physicians not only sought to help North Charleston-based Trident establish a new specialized cancer practice, but also attempted to “cripple” MUSC’s head and neck department so that it could not compete with the new treatment center.

“The conduct of all defendants impacts the public interest and is immoral, unethical and oppressive,” lawyers for MUSC argued in the suit, claiming that their conduct had “the specific intent of completely eradicating MUSC” as a competitor and would result in leaving the public with “fewer choices in the area of head and neck cancer treatment.”

The lawsuit was filed against HCA Healthcare, a for-profit, Tennessee-based health system that owns owns Trident, along with MUSC doctors Terry A Day, Betsy Kay Davis, Joshua D. Hornig, Eric J. Lentsch, David M. Neskey and Anand K. Sharma.

In an emailed statement provided to The State newspaper, Trident Medical disputed the accusations.

“Physicians make independent decisions about their affiliations and frequently move their practice locations,” Trident spokesman Rod Whiting said. “These physicians decided that Trident Medical Center is the best hospital for them and their patients, and a last-minute lawsuit should not keep cancer patients from getting the care they need.”

MUSC is seeking an injunction hearing on or before Dec. 1, which is also the resignation date for the six doctors who are leaving MUSC’s head and neck oncology division to go and work for Trident.

All of the doctors named in the suit are part of MUSC’s head and neck oncology division, which provides treatment for cancers located in the head and neck.

In the lawsuit, MUCS claims Trident routinely transfers many critically ill patients to MUSC, the region’s only Level I trauma center, because Trident lacks the ability to provide the necessary specialized care and resources those patients need.

MUSC further alleges that without the help of its doctors and the confidential and proprietary information they unlawfully obtained, Trident “would not be able to quickly establish the facilities, processes and procedures to perform these complicated head and neck procedures.”

Attorneys for MUSC estimate it would take eight to 10 years for Trident to independently develop a process for these treatments and surgeries.

Trident said that’s not true.

“We are well-positioned to care for head and neck patients and are excited these physicians have chosen to be part of the Trident Medical Center team,” Whiting said.

Along with a 38-page complaint and 47-page motion for a temporary injunction, MUSC also submitted 368 pages of exhibits to the court.

The documents include copies of emails sent on MUSC servers in which Trident Health officials and MUSC doctors discuss salaries, employment agreements and how to handle their departures from the medical university.

Raymond DuBois, the dean of MUSC’s College of Medicine and the director of the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, said the school’s fellowship program in head and neck oncology is now “under attack” in an affidavit.

“In my entire career, I have never seen or heard of a group of physicians engage in a wholesale abandonment of their students, colleagues and patients similar to what the defendant physicians have orchestrated over the past several months,” DuBois said in his affidavit.

MUSC also said in its lawsuit that the doctors sent emails to Trident Health officials detailing specific tools and instruments, supplies, room setups, pharmaceuticals, and processes necessary for each type of procedure.

MUSC says this information, which is found in physician preference cards, are confidential and proprietary information that belongs to MUSC — not to any individual physician or employee.

The suit also claims Lentsch, one of the doctors, received an advance payment of $16,000 under the condition that if he left MUSC during the 2022 fiscal year, he would have to repay the money.

Despite singing a memo agreeing to those terms in July and announcing his notice on Nov. 30, which is part of the 2022 fiscal year, MUSC claims Lentsch deposited the $16,000 check and has no intention of paying them back.

In the six months leading up to their resignations, the six doctors in MUSC’s cancer program collectively took more than 1,000 hours of leave, and their productivity dropped by about 25% from the same period a year earlier, MUSC said in its lawsuit.

A hearing date has not yet been set.

This story was originally published November 24, 2021 2:43 PM.

Cannonborough Beverage Company expanding operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cannonborough Beverage Company, a craft soda company, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The project will create 22 new jobs.

Founded in 2012, Cannonborough Beverage Company produces craft sodas and mixers made from whole ingredients including fruits, herbs and spices.

Located at 1750 Signal Point Road in Charleston, Cannonborough Beverage Company’s expansion will increase the company’s capacity and production capabilities. The company also plans to add a commissary kitchen.

The expansion of the company’s production facility is currently in progress. Individuals interested in joining the Cannonborough Beverage Company team should visit the company’s contact page.

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"We are very proud to announce this exciting milestone for the company. Not only will this new production facility allow us to expand our operations to keep up with growing demand, it will allocate newly renovated food production space for other food businesses and is an opportunity to give back to a community that has been so supportive of Cannonborough Sodas. The generosity of Charleston area businesses to share their space, knowledge and experience with us over the last nine years has made a big impact on the company. To be able to pay that forward to the next generation of food entrepreneurs in Charleston is something we're very excited about." -Cannonborough Beverage Company Co-Founders Mick Matricciano and Matt Fendley

"Today we congratulate a homegrown business – Cannonborough Beverage Company – on their success in the Palmetto State. We look forward to watching them continue to grow in Charleston County for years to come.”-Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina continues to attract investments from companies of all types, and today’s announcement by Cannonborough Beverage Company is proof of that. Team South Carolina celebrates their growth, and we look forward to their continued success.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“We’re pleased to see a local company not only expanding, but planning to source more agricultural products from South Carolina farmers. This is a great example of the teamwork that makes agribusiness our state’s No. 1 industry.” -Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers

“Our community has a passion for homegrown products, and we are excited to see what the future has in store for the growing craft soda market. Congratulations to Cannonborough Beverage Company on their expansion and establishing permanent roots in our community.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor

Charleston ILA raises concerns with SC Ports as Labor Secretary visits terminal

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited the Wando Welch Terminal on Wednesday.The Charleston International Longshoremen's Association, who invited Walsh, said they want to grow proportionally with South Carolina Ports.But, they feel like now they can't do that."We have been in this port, believe it or not, since 1867. There's generations of longshoremen here. We care about this port, we care about this industry," said Kenny Riley, President of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston....

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited the Wando Welch Terminal on Wednesday.

The Charleston International Longshoremen's Association, who invited Walsh, said they want to grow proportionally with South Carolina Ports.

But, they feel like now they can't do that.

"We have been in this port, believe it or not, since 1867. There's generations of longshoremen here. We care about this port, we care about this industry," said Kenny Riley, President of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston.

Walsh thanked the hundreds of local ILA workers.

"They kept the essential items coming into the country and I want to thank them for their work," said Walsh.

The Local ILA said they want more deep sea craft work and crane operations at SC ports.

"Other folks are doing all of those jobs (at other ports)," Riley said. "As we grow forward into the future together we want our jobs, the jobs that belongs to us, under a master contract."

The SC Ports Authority filed a complaint with the Attorney Generals office against the ILA and the U.S. Maritime Alliance.

In mid-September, a judge ruled against the ILA.

We reached out to the Attorney Generals Office. AG Alan Wilson said, "South Carolina has been a staunch right-to-work state and the union cannot undermine our laws guaranteeing their right to work. These laws do not permit the union to take over jobs from state employees."

Riley said people can still be a part of a union, even if South Carolina is a right-to-work state.

"I have the right to be union, you have the right to be not union. Neither of us should have to be harassed or punished based on our choices. But, if we decide to be union, I have the hounds of hell on my tail. Starting with the state legislature and all the way down to the port," said Riley.

The South Carolina Ports issued this response:

"The Southeast port business will continue to grow as long as capacity exists to facilitate that growth. The Hugh Leatherman Terminal represents both an intelligent and a timely capacity investment just as it is needed in the industry. At a time when the supply chain is seeing unprecedent cargo volumes, the additional capacity at the Hugh Leatherman Terminal is crucial to keeping the supply chain fluid. It is important that this terminal is operated at its full capacity now so the South Carolina Ports Authority can take full advantage of the many growth opportunities at hand.”

Thanksgiving traffic on SC roads expected to be near pre-pandemic levels

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians are expected to be on the roads for the next few days.AAA is forecasting this year’s Thanksgiving travel period will be nearly as busy as it was before the pandemic, after a sizable slowdown last year. The auto club expects about 678,000 cars will be on South Carolina roads from Wednesday through Sunday, up from 617,000 cars in 2020 and just a 1% decrease from 2019′s total.In addition to more cars, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said more state ...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians are expected to be on the roads for the next few days.

AAA is forecasting this year’s Thanksgiving travel period will be nearly as busy as it was before the pandemic, after a sizable slowdown last year. The auto club expects about 678,000 cars will be on South Carolina roads from Wednesday through Sunday, up from 617,000 cars in 2020 and just a 1% decrease from 2019′s total.

In addition to more cars, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said more state troopers will be out over the next several days too.

“If you make that poor choice to drive drunk, or you make the poor choice to speed or drive reckless, we’re going to be out in full force and make sure we stop you, make sure we ticket you, make sure we educate you, and make sure you get to your destination safely,” SCHP Trooper David Jones said.

The extended holiday weekend arrives with an extra warning for safety, as South Carolina’s 976 traffic deaths so far in 2021 have already surpassed last year’s total, 961, with still more than a month left in the year.

Too often, Jones said congestion leads to minor crashes, and those turn into big backups or even bigger collisions, especially if drivers get distracted.

“The thing that we look at isn’t a number on a billboard or a number of a traffic fatality,” he said. “We remember those names. We remember the faces. We remember those loved ones who get the worst news of their life, and what’s disheartening for us is that all too often, these crashes could’ve been completely avoidable.”

AAA reports South Carolina roads will likely be busy for the bulk of the day and evening on Wednesday, saying drivers should hit the least amount of traffic if they leave after 9 p.m. On Thanksgiving, it said the best time to drive is before 11 a.m., while the hours between noon and 3 p.m. are the busiest.

AAA recommends people leave in the morning to return home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

“Go ahead and plan now and know that the roads are going to be congested. Make sure you limit your distractions, wear your seatbelt, reduce your speed, and if you do these simple things, we know we can reduce the fatalities we’ve seen in the years past,” Jones said.

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Charleston native Aaron Hines gets a chance at ‘The Voice’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – From the sanctuary to the center stage, Aaron Hines proves no matter what, your faith can take you far.Aaron grew up in Charleston in a family of athletes and soldiers. Even though he too played sports, at a very young age he realized his talents were far away from any football field.“Sports, military, corporate, that’s kind of the base of my family. I thought about going that route, but I was just always super passionate about music,” said Aaron.After much encouragement ...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – From the sanctuary to the center stage, Aaron Hines proves no matter what, your faith can take you far.

Aaron grew up in Charleston in a family of athletes and soldiers. Even though he too played sports, at a very young age he realized his talents were far away from any football field.

“Sports, military, corporate, that’s kind of the base of my family. I thought about going that route, but I was just always super passionate about music,” said Aaron.

After much encouragement from a childhood friend, Aaron performed for the first time in his eighth-grade talent show — and won?! He soon began playing the drums and piano for his church.

“I literally helped raise him, make sure he was okay all throughout high school and made sure he got into college,” said Pastor Lance Johnson, Sr. of The Revelation of Christ Church, or ‘The ROC Church.” Aaron then went on to Charleston Southern University, and Pastor Johnson then hired him as an intern at the church.

“He became like a son to me, and still is,” said Johnson. He also says from the very beginning he knew Aaron would make it to the big stage.

“I’ve seen him come from simply playing the drums when he first came to the church, and then he taught himself how to play the keyboard, and then initially again, he taught himself how to play the bass and the guitar.” Pastor Johnson says he saw Aaron’s progression first hand. “I told him years ago prophetically, that ‘you were going to do something great and was going to make an impact in this world through your gifts.'”

Aaron began writing his own music and singing with various groups throughout college, but a phone call one day put his dreams on hold.

“I got the news about my mom actually being diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer,” said Aaron.

He was ready to move home and take care of her, but she pushed him to keep singing. After two years of chemo, and a whole lot of faith, Aaron’s mother beat cancer. Her courage inspired him to go for ‘The Voice.’

Pastor Johnson recalls the moment he learned Aaron would be on the show. “He called me and he said ‘Pop, I gotta tell you something and you can’t tell anybody.’ I said okay, well I’m pretty used to that being a pastor, and he says ‘Well I’m on The Voice!’ and I go wow okay.”

Aaron says he’s still learning new things about himself. “It’s been the most emotional, encouraging, inspiring, life-changing experience ever.”

Sadly, Aaron did not make it to the finals, but his village of supporters continues to grow.

“The most encouraging part about it, is I tell a little more in-depth the story about my mom and just her having breast cancer for a while, and how it affected our family.”

One thing’s for sure, this won’t be the last time you hear the name, Aaron Hines. He’s currently working on new music, new merchandise, and booking shows.

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