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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 Folly Beach

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 Folly Beach

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 Folly Beach

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 Folly Beach 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 Folly Beach

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 Folly Beach

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 Folly Beach, SC

Folly Beach ordinance will make it tougher to cut down trees

FOLLY BEACH — A recent change to a Folly Beach ordinance will make it tougher for property owners to remove trees from their lots.Changes to an existing ordinance approved by City Council last year would require residents to pay a fee or submit replacement plans for most trees that would be cut within city limits. The goal is to help with stormwater management in the city.In the past, property owners were required to pay a fee only if they wanted to remove protected trees from their lots, according to Katie Gerling, the c...

FOLLY BEACH — A recent change to a Folly Beach ordinance will make it tougher for property owners to remove trees from their lots.

Changes to an existing ordinance approved by City Council last year would require residents to pay a fee or submit replacement plans for most trees that would be cut within city limits. The goal is to help with stormwater management in the city.

In the past, property owners were required to pay a fee only if they wanted to remove protected trees from their lots, according to Katie Gerling, the city’s former environmental and land use planner. Ten species are considered protected, including maples, magnolias and oaks that are indigenous to Folly Beach.

But the rules have changed now that the city is mostly built out and only a handful of completely wooded lots remain. Historically, wooded lots provided drainage capacity for stormwater, Gerling said in an interview before her recent departure from her position with Folly Beach.

“With the development of our lots, people were going in and just clear-cutting pines and any non-protected trees,” Gerling said.

With the rule change, the city wanted to ensure homeowners and developers give more thought to tree removals.

“We need all the help we can get for stormwater drainage, being a marsh island beach community,” Gerling said. “So the more trees that we can preserve on the lot, that’s what our goal is.”

Land owners now have to apply for a tree alteration permit to remove both protected and non-protected trees. The application must be accompanied by a landscape plan that includes the location and size of the trees.

If an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture determines a tree is diseased, dying or hazardous, the removal fee would be waived.

Van’s Tree Service is just one company that has already been called to Folly Beach to identify hazardous trees and write reports to support the removal. The company’s owner, Van Atkins, said a resident called him last year because he had a dead tree in his yard. He needed an arborist to actually say it was dead before it could be removed.

While in the yard, Atkins discovered at least two other trees that were hazardous. He said the average homeowner won’t always recognize dying or hazardous trees.

“If it’s got a root rot where the roots around it are rotten and there’s rot down at the base of the tree, there’s some potential for falling over or getting blown over,” Atkins said. “So that’s when I’d write a letter asking for permission to remove the tree.”

The amended ordinance said non-protected trees may be removed from a lot without cause. But customers who want to remove a healthy one that is at least 12 inches in diameter at chest height will now be responsible for mitigation.

Healthy trees that are removed or destroyed must be replaced with an equivalent amount of trunk diameter, so one 12-inch tree could be replaced with a tree of the same size or two 6-inch trees, for example. Protected trees must be replaced with the same species or an accepted shade species identified by the S.C. Forestry Commission. Non-protected trees have to be replaced with species listed on the city’s protected tree list.

Property owners can also mitigate their tree removals by paying a fee equaling the average of two written quotes for the cost of replacement trees.

“So if they went and said ‘I want to mitigate these trees and replant them,’ they can either physically do that or they can get quotes from the nursery,” Gerling said. “And that’s what we base the fee on.”

Gerling said many people tend to mitigate with palm trees, as they are usually the cheapest option. She said a 14-inch palm tree costs about $200.

Mitigation fees pay into the city’s tree fund. This year, the city used mitigation funds generated over time for protected trees to start a $10,000 grant for people to replace palmettos cut down by Dominion Energy.

If the utility removed a palmetto tree from in front of a resident’s home, in the public right of way, the city will pay up to $100 or one-third of the cost of a replacement, said Aaron Pope, Folly Beach’s city administrator. The replacement tree can be planted anywhere on the property as long as it is visible from the public right-of-way.

“So that was kind of our attempt to help private folks come and mitigate the loss of all these public palmetto trees they cut down out here,” Pope said.

Across Charleston Harbor, Sullivan’s Island has a similar ordinance in place to protect trees and preserve the natural landscape.

Landowners on the island must pay $25 to apply for a permit to remove trees. The money goes to a Tree Fund and a Tree Commission determines if the plants can be removed. If approved, owners would have to submit a replacement plan or make an unspecified payment in lieu, according to the ordinance.

Owners can remove diseased, dying or hazardous trees if the commission agrees with the findings. No replacement would be required, and the application fee won’t be charged.

Palmettos can be relocated intact to another site on the same lot or to a public site in town, with the permission of the zoning administrator.

The Sullivan’s Island ordinance said these regulations are intended to preserve the natural beauty of the island, prevent erosion, minimize flooding, and improve surface drainage and air quality.

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Nearshore placement project at Folly Beach proves to be successful, another in the works

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The Army Corps of Engineers is working to replenish Folly Beach by using what is called a "nearshore placement" project.&...

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The Army Corps of Engineers is working to replenish Folly Beach by using what is called a "nearshore placement" project.

"You would literally walk off the steps and the water would be underneath the steps. There's no beach at high tide at all, like down by the washout," says Folly Beach visitor Amy Heaton.

Beach replenishment projects are crucial in protecting beaches and buildings on Folly.

"This will help protect the infrastructure of the homes, the businesses behind the beach, as a protective structural measure," says Wes Wilson, project manager with the Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston.

One of the ways to replenish beaches is through a project that has worked before.

"The nearshore placement project is a really innovative approach that the Army Corps is taking to utilize sediment that is being dredged for navigation purposes and to keep the boating channels clear, and then take that sand and help to feed the beaches in a different way than traditional beach nourishment," says Nicole Elko, president of Elko Coastal Consulting.

The last nearshore placement project took place in 2021. The Army Corps of Engineers and City of Folly Beach dredged up 50,000 cubic yards of sand from the Folly River, took it to the northeast end of the beach and dumped it about 200 to 300 yards offshore.

It proved to be successful thanks to the tracer monitoring contract and some colorful markers.

"The contractor used orange and pink dye in some of their sand loads and disposed of it. They sampled it and determined where on the beach those particular deposits landed," says Wilson.

These placement projects come with a lot of benefits.

"It is known to be a lot more environmentally friendly, too. That's one of the things we look for. The three "E's" is engineering, economics and environmental. The economics- that's cheaper; environmentally more friendly; and the engineering is constructible," says Wilson.

Another project is already being designed due to the success of the first. It is projected to wrap up by late spring of 2023.

These projects are federally funded.

Children with autism ride the waves during annual Surfers Healing Folly Beach event

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — The crashing waves off Folly's coastline is the perfect place to make that perfect connection."This is awesome man. Surfers Heal...

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — The crashing waves off Folly's coastline is the perfect place to make that perfect connection.

"This is awesome man. Surfers Healing Folly Beach." The volunteers were definitely excited.

So, you can imagine how the families of Autistic children and the pros on the surfboards feel.

"They're healing me," says a surfer who goes by the name Sushi. Probably a good mix for the turf and surf environment.

The expression of joy on the faces of the kids who surfed with Sushi, and his own face after each ride, are tough to describe but amazing to see.

"Just being able to experience something that you think your kid on the spectrum will never experience."

That's Jessica Miler. She's a mom of two autistic kids taking part in the annual program. It's the family's third year.

Surfers Healing's Folly Beach event has been going on for more than a decade.

It gives children struggling with social abilities a chance to surf in a family-like atmosphere.

250 participants plus around another 250 volunteers, staff, family members and surfers from around the country- making it happen.

One of the organizers, Nancy Morris, tells us during her years working the event, "I've seen parents who've never seen their kids swim or do anything -- they don't have to be able to swim -- but never seen their kids come to the beach, because it's too hard to bring them. Get to experience a beach day for the first time."

It's emotional moments that the event brings out.

Morris says, "Like standing with parents and really having them, never gotten to see, I've had people just be like 'I didn't know he could do this.' And just tears streaming down their faces."

Morris hears the children's loved ones and strangers cheering them on.

Jessica Miler keeps discovering more moments that'll last for years as her kids, Brody and Izzy, are steadied on a surfboard while feeling the waves crash around them.

"To see my kid out there. It's just a locked memory."

Each of the kids not only got pictures taken and big hugs after surveying the surf- they also got special medals.

A new restaurant moving into the former Zia Taqueria in West Asheville, plus Biltmore Park

ASHEVILLE - The question of what will take over the former Zia Taqueria location in West Asheville has been answered.South Carolina-based restaurant management company has announced it will make its Asheville debut with two Taco Boy restaurant locations slated for the mountain city.“I couldn’t be more excited to bring Taco Boy to Asheville. Living in both cities has confirmed what I always believed as a visitor: that our values, as a family of neighborhood taquerias, align with the greater sense of pu...

ASHEVILLE - The question of what will take over the former Zia Taqueria location in West Asheville has been answered.

South Carolina-based restaurant management company has announced it will make its Asheville debut with two Taco Boy restaurant locations slated for the mountain city.

“I couldn’t be more excited to bring Taco Boy to Asheville. Living in both cities has confirmed what I always believed as a visitor: that our values, as a family of neighborhood taquerias, align with the greater sense of purpose I feel within the community in Western North Carolina,” founder Karalee Nielsen Fallert said in a news release. She is also the founder and CEO of All Good Industries restaurant management group. “We believe that all good things are possible with the power of inclusivity, generosity, interconnectedness and tacos ... and always EXTRA guac!”

Taco Boy, a Mexican cuisine-inspired eatery, will open at 521 Haywood Road, tentatively by the end of 2022. It is the address of Zia Tacqueria, which closed in May.

Hiring for Taco Boy will begin in November.

The venue will be remodeled before opening day and the décor will be accented by work from local artisans. It will be designed to encourage community collaboration through food, drink, music, entertainment and art.

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By spring 2023, a second location is scheduled to open in Biltmore Park Town Square, 2 Town Square Blvd., #130. Hiring is expected to begin in late January.

In 2006, the first Taco Boy was opened in Folly Beach and now operates with a location in downtown Charleston and Summerville, South Carolina.

Taco Boy touts its fresh, scratch-made Mexican-inspired dishes and drinks. The menu features tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, rice and beans, chipotle slaw, Mexican street corn, guacamole and more.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

“All tortillas will be made in-house using heirloom corn and a traditional nixtamalization process,” according to the news release.

The beverage menu features margaritas and Latin-infused craft cocktails.

The restaurant will offer brunch services, too.

The Asheville team will be headed by culinary director Francisco Alvarez. The chef offers his training and experience gained at Las Vegas restaurants and through his Mexican family and heritage.

Maty Hollingsworth will be the beverage director, described as a long-time Ashevillian and restaurant industry veteran who’s managed beverage programs at many local restaurants including Jargon and Limones.

View Taco Boy’s menu at tacoboy.net.

Tiana Kennell is the food and dining reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA Today Network. Email her at tkennell@citizentimes.com or follow her on Twitter/Instagram @PrincessOfPage. Please help support this type of journalism with a subscription to the Citizen Times.

Hit the Road: a flavorful foray to Charleston, SC

We hope you’ve packed your appetite. This month, we’re finishing our Hit the Road series with a flavorful foray into Charleston, SC.Whether you’re interested in taking a walking food tour, putting your cooking skills to the test at a Zero George class, or trying the award-winning steamed oysters at Bowen’s Island, this driving-distance destinatio...

We hope you’ve packed your appetite. This month, we’re finishing our Hit the Road series with a flavorful foray into Charleston, SC.

Whether you’re interested in taking a walking food tour, putting your cooking skills to the test at a Zero George class, or trying the award-winning steamed oysters at Bowen’s Island, this driving-distance destination is every foodie’s dream.

Before you start packing your bags, here’s everything you need to know about the area, along with our insider recommendations.

Hang out and eat around Folly Beach

The “tattooed bohemian” energy that you know and love in Asheville is palpable at this laid-back beach community. If you deign to leave your perch at the beach, consider visiting Chico Feos for tacos, Cuban sandwiches, and a generous selection of craft beer (and while you’re there, see how many Asheville stickers you can spot behind the bar — we saw about 20).

Two other gems: Bert’s Market, with its 24/7 selection of ice cream, burritos, burgers, paninis, and other casual eats — and the globally-inspired comfort food at Jack of Cups Saloon.

Take a cooking class with Zero George

Gather round this hotel’s professional demo kitchen for an intimate class led by Executive Chef Vinson Petrillo and Sous Chef’s Tyler Chavis. The result? A multi-course meal with wine pairings, plus heaping servings of professional expertise. Book a class.

The Historic Supper Club

This four-course, family-style meal — situated in a lavish French Quarter dining room — offers a rich + historical experience of Charleston’s culinary scene. Make a reservation.

RAW LAB | 99 South Market St.

This three-hour omakase (which translates “to entrust” or “I leave it to you” in Japanese) raw bar dining experience is curated by the world’s first master mermmelier: Chef Kevin Joseph. This 11-course, mind-bending meal of marine cuisine is available by reservation only.

Want an unfussy, heaping pile of oysters, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and the like? This walk-up, deceptively gourmet sea shack (and the winner of a 2006 James Beard Award) is chock full of character, humility, and life-changing seafood, so long as you’re okay with waiting in line.

Kwei Fei | 1977 Maybank Hwy.

Lamb dumplings, dan dan noodles noodles, and mapo tofu can be yours at this lively, peppery, and exquisitely authentic Sichuan eatery. Pssst, if you’re feeling dare devilish, try your hand at the Sichuan Negroni, made with peppercorn-infused Campari, vermouth, and Beefeater gin.

Sullivan’s Fish Camp | 2019 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

New to the scene, this chic seaside restaurant is modeled after a 1970s sailboat and offers classic seafood hits like peel-and-eat shrimp + fried seafood baskets — plus sophisticated and higher-end offerings like lobster rolls and tuna tartare with bone marrow.

This playful eatery, housed inside a converted auto shop, knows how to play the hits. Come for the oysters, fried chicken, and shrimp rolls — stay for the soft serve, frozen gin and tonics, and rosé on tap.

A meal at Frannie & The Fox, a wood-fired, Italian-inspired eatery, is reason enough to stay at this boutique hotel. A few other perks: complimentary strong punch cocktails (or house lemonade) upon check-in, Lowcountry curios sprinkled throughout the space, and an impressive collection of 500+ vinyl records.

The Ryder Hotel | 237 Meeting St.

This stylish, boutique hotel — which takes inspiration from the semi-fictional character Japhy Ryder in Jack Kerouac’s “The Dharma Bums” — is centered in the heart of downtown Charleston, which means you’re only a stone’s throw away from two of the Palm City’s most famous restaurants, F.I.G. and Lenoir.

Bonus: If you stay here, you also have an excuse to linger in the sunshine at Little Palm, the hotel’s breezy poolside cafe + cocktail bar.

The Grand Bohemian | 55 Wentworth St.

Come for the funky + eclectic aesthetic (read: crushed velvet headboards and a synthetic turf-covered rooftop bar), stay for the spectacular meals offered at the coastal-inspired Élevé that blends Southern heritage with the finest French culinary techniques.

Hungry for more? Catch up on the last two months’ Hit the Road features: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Black Mountain.

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