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 Isle of Palms
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.
Benefits of Tree Trimming in Isle of Palms
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:
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.
Stump Removal in Isle of Palms
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.
Benefits of Stump Removal in Isle of Palms
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
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 Isle of Palms, SC
Isle of Palms renegade group Palm Republic seeks parking fight in SC Supreme Court
ISLE OF PALMS — As the new year approaches, the fight over public beach parking remains unsettled with a court case awaiting a decision by the state Supreme Court.The Palm Republic group created by Isle of Palms’ former mayor and a current councilman has asked the court to hear a constitutional challenge to a 2021 state law that says free beach parking along state roads can’t be removed without the state’s permission.It’...
ISLE OF PALMS — As the new year approaches, the fight over public beach parking remains unsettled with a court case awaiting a decision by the state Supreme Court.
The Palm Republic group created by Isle of Palms’ former mayor and a current councilman has asked the court to hear a constitutional challenge to a 2021 state law that says free beach parking along state roads can’t be removed without the state’s permission.
It’s a law created by Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau, and signed by Gov. Henry McMaster in the spring of 2021, following the island’s attempt in 2020 to remove much of the beach parking on the island and charge for the parking that would remain.
The S.C. Department of Transportation had already rejected the island’s plan to eliminate hundreds of parking spaces, and later stepped in to increase the amount of free parking near the beach on the island — “unilaterally and illegally” according to the Palm Republic lawsuit.
Those actions prompted Councilman Blair Hahn and former Mayor Jimmy Carroll to declare the island “The Palm Republic” in an airing of grievances that included a declaration of independence, signed in costume at a local bar.
At the time, Hahn was declared to be The Palm Republic’s “attorney general, also known as His Beaudacious Highness, Admiral and Grand Ruler of All Seas Less than 1 Fathom.” But he says the legal issues in play are not joke.
Carroll and Hahn have said the state law is an affront to home rule and the power of municipalities.
“We want our home rule back,” said Carroll. “We just want them to hear the case.”
State Rep. Joe Bustos, R-Mount Pleasant, agrees.
“There’s either going to be home rule, or there’s not,” he said.
The issue now is whether the Supreme Court will take what’s known as “original jurisdiction” and agree to hear the case, as Palm Republic LLC has asked.
The state, through Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office, and the DOT have both urged the court to not take the case. Both said there’s no urgency to rule on a law that’s been in effect for more than 18 months, and the case should be heard in a lower court.
“If the Supreme Court does not take the case, we’ll file the case in Charleston County,” Hahn said. “The only issue is, is the statute constitutional or not?”
He said the case would end up before the Supreme Court one way or another.
Like many barrier islands, Isle of Palms has sought to manage the flood of beach-bound traffic that arrives during the warm months. Conflict over the parking issue flared up in 2020 when the island prohibited non-residents from using the hundreds of free parking spots near the beach, citing COVID-19 concerns.
The attempt to eliminate parking and charge for what remained came the following year, prompting the creation of a nonprofit group that sued the city, the new state law, and action by SCDOT.
The Palm Republic group has been urging residents to write to local and state lawmakers, and the Supreme Court, to ask that the high court take the case.
SCDOT proposing traffic, safety changes to IOP Connector
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Leaders on the Isle of Palms (IOP) listened to a presentation by officials from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) on proposed changes to traffic on the IOP Connector. It comes nearly two years after the SCDOT restriped traffic lanes on the Connector.IOP City Council heard five proposed changes to traffic flow on the IOP connector. The changes could come as soon as next summer if approved by state and local leaders and the work gets underway.“We’re excited that...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Leaders on the Isle of Palms (IOP) listened to a presentation by officials from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) on proposed changes to traffic on the IOP Connector. It comes nearly two years after the SCDOT restriped traffic lanes on the Connector.
IOP City Council heard five proposed changes to traffic flow on the IOP connector. The changes could come as soon as next summer if approved by state and local leaders and the work gets underway.
“We’re excited that SCDOT is finally doing what they should’ve done all along, which is provide options to the city and allow the city to make some choices along with the public,” says IOP City Councilman Blair Hahn.
The Connector was restriped in early 2021 and almost immediately raised safety and logistic concerns among leaders and residents. State officials hope one of the five proposals will address the concerns related to traffic and safety on the Connector.
“I think we should have an emergency lane for safety, for emergency vehicles,” says Hahn.
State officials say they’ve hired a firm to study the best options for change, balancing safety for pedestrians and bikers, traffic flow on and off the island, and emergency personnel’s access.
“Four of the concepts were essentially mirrors of one another,” says Rob Perry, Chief Engineer of Bridges for SCDOT. “They move the multi-use path to one side of the bridge or the other. The fifth concept took two lanes of traffic and added two lanes of traffic, leaving the Isle of Palms.
City Council raised several questions state officials will now work to answer. SCDOT will present a completed report on the proposed options, including a recommendation to City Council in early 2023.
“We kind of took the first big hurdle tonight,” says Mayor Phillip Pounds. “I thought they were some great options, I look forward to having the final report, which to their comment is two to three hundred pages, but I think a good start.”
SCDOT officials will take these five proposals to Mount Pleasant Town Council in the coming weeks. They will then have a thirty-day public comment period for people to offer feedback on the proposed changes. Isle of Palms will have a traffic expert also look at these changes.
Extreme weather on a holiday weekend created a water crisis, with lessons for the future
Joseph Stelluti’s phone started ringing as dawn broke Dec. 24, the first sign that the East Cooper plumber would be working a series of 14-hour days as water pipes froze and cracked across much of South Carolina.“There were a lot of frantic people who didn’t know where their main water shutoff was,” he said this week. “The phone is still constantly ringing, with people who have an issue.”Stelluti said he’s been running from job to job, thawing pipes and tankless water heaters and repair...
Joseph Stelluti’s phone started ringing as dawn broke Dec. 24, the first sign that the East Cooper plumber would be working a series of 14-hour days as water pipes froze and cracked across much of South Carolina.
“There were a lot of frantic people who didn’t know where their main water shutoff was,” he said this week. “The phone is still constantly ringing, with people who have an issue.”
Stelluti said he’s been running from job to job, thawing pipes and tankless water heaters and repairing broken water lines.
“I was supposed to take off this whole week, but, no,” he said. “I’ve been working from about 6 a.m. to 8 o’clock at night.”
Utility crews have faced much the same. The Christmas weekend freeze caused damage to thousands of homes and businesses and strained water systems across the state. Coastal areas unaccustomed to sub-freezing temperatures appear to have suffered the most.
Elevated homes with exposed pipes proved particularly vulnerable. That’s one reason the town of Edisto Beach lost water pressure and had to advise residents on Christmas Day to boil any water they planned to consume — an advisory that lasted until Dec. 29.
“We’re in the hundreds, in terms of how many (homes) we shut off,” said town Administrator Iris Hill. “We were out working Christmas and the day after, going house to house.”
A key factor that contributed to the widespread water problems was the timing.
The sub-freezing temperatures arrived the night of Dec. 23, at the start of a holiday weekend when many homeowners had left town, and many second homes and vacation rental properties were sitting empty. Not just on Edisto Beach, but in towns and cities across the state.
“We were caught off guard by the number of empty homes,” said Michael Saia, spokesman for Charleston Water System. “We just didn’t realize the perfect storm was heading our way.”
In too many cases, those empty homes had not been prepared by shutting off the water and draining the lines, or leaving the water on and letting faucets drip. In some cases, homes had been prepared, but irrigation systems, pools and outdoor showers were overlooked.
“Because we don’t often experience severe freezing temperatures in South Carolina, I believe that many residents have a false sense that freezing conditions never occur here,” said Becky Dennis, Director of Operations at Kiawah Island Utility. “Although there was ample warning on local and national news outlets about the weather, it seems many residents were still caught off guard.”
About 100 customers on Kiawah had problems with leaks. The Charleston area’s largest water utility, Charleston Water System, shut off service to about 1,700 customers with weather-related leaks. That does not include customers who shut off their own water. Greenville Water had nearly 300 emergency service requests for frozen or broken pipes, and over the holiday weekend produced 30 percent more treated water than usual.
Problems with damaged pipes were reported from the upstate to the coast, and utilities pumped tens of millions of gallons of extra water into their systems to make up for the water pouring onto the ground.
Columbia Water was producing more than 86 million gallons on Dec. 26, about 34 million gallons above average for the time of year, and handled about 330 emergency meter shut-offs. Charleston Water System was at its peak putting out about 50 million extra gallons daily.
“We never found one particular smoking gun,” Columbia’s Assistant City Manager Clint Shealy said. “It was really death by tens of thousands of cuts, we think.”
If water systems pump more water than treatment plants can handle, the water can become unsafe, leading to boil-water advisories. Charleston came close, officials said.
Problems reported in South Carolina included boil-water advisories in Ridgeville (Dorchester County), Florence, parts of Hopkins (Richland County), parts of Winnsboro (Fairfield County), and a brief system outage in Andrews (Georgetown County).
Crews at St. John’s Water Company, on Johns Island, worked overtime for four days handling emergency calls, Assistant Manager Colleen Schild said. Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission shut off about 80 water meters at homes with leaks, according to General Manger Chris Jordan.
As in January 2018, when another “bomb cyclone” storm swept through the area, the Christmas freeze reminded Lowcountry residents that winter weather along the coast is rare, but not impossible. And the impacts can be great for the unprepared.
The 2018 storm would have been manageable by Northeast standards — about 5 inches of snow and ice that arrived Jan. 3 — but it closed roads, bridges, government offices and Charleston International Airport for 5 days, mostly due to a lack of snow plows and road salt.
Instead of melting, the snow thawed and then froze, covering roads with ice. Water pipe issues weren’t as widespread that year, and utility officials think the main reason is that people weren’t away from home when it happened.
Some local governments in 2018 responded to the ice storm by purchasing snow plow attachments and salt-spreading equipment, to avoid being caught off guard again. This year, after this storm, water utilities and plumbers are urging homeowners to be better prepared for winter weather in the future.
“This is an event that was caused by our customers, and could only be solved by our customers,” said Saia. “This was not a utility infrastructure issue.”
The takeaway from multiple water utilities is that customers should do these things:
The Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms water utilities had one advantage during the frozen pipe crisis, and that was their Automated Meter Infrastructure systems — “smart” water meters that allow the utilities to remotely detect unusual water flows.
“When things began to thaw, we utilized our AMI metering system to generate reports for continuous usage — leaks due to broken pipes — and sent out our operators to investigate the issue,” said Jordon, on Isle of Palms. “If it was verified that there was a broken line, we turned off the water at the meter.”
Mount Pleasant Waterworks brought two idled treatment plants back online to handle an increased demand for millions of gallons of water daily, but said water leaks would have been worse without the AMI meters.
“Without a doubt, we were able to stop the bleeding quickly because of the AMI technology we invested in a few years ago,” said MPW spokeswoman Jennifer Lawrence.
MPW General Manager Allan Clum said the system made it easy to identify leaking irrigation systems, because it’s unlikely anyone would be using 400 gallons an hour to water a lawn at this time of year. The utility shut off meters to hundreds of irrigation systems following the freeze event.
Post and Courier reporters Connor Hughes in Greenville, Asia Rollins in Spartanburg and Skylar Laird in Columbia contributed to this report.
A Great White Shark Gets Up Close and Personal
Captain Jim Hutson, a fishing guide, wildlife photographer, and conservationist based in Charleston, South Carolina, saw a great white shark swim under his boat four years ago, but the moment happened too quickly for him to document it. That was not the case Wednesday, when he and two friends boated thirty miles off the coast of Isle of Palms and pulled up over a shipwreck.“Right when we started getting lines in, I saw this fin that I thought was a sunfish,” Hutson says. “I went up to the bow, looked over, and said, ...
Captain Jim Hutson, a fishing guide, wildlife photographer, and conservationist based in Charleston, South Carolina, saw a great white shark swim under his boat four years ago, but the moment happened too quickly for him to document it. That was not the case Wednesday, when he and two friends boated thirty miles off the coast of Isle of Palms and pulled up over a shipwreck.
“Right when we started getting lines in, I saw this fin that I thought was a sunfish,” Hutson says. “I went up to the bow, looked over, and said, nope, that’s a giant great white.” During winter, great white sharks appear off the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, where there are warmer waters, but it’s still extremely rare to see one. “We were all just amazed at this animal that makes you feel so small.” Hutson estimates that the shark, which he later identified as a female, was at least thirteen feet long and nearly as wide as his boat.
He was able to get drone footage before she swam away, and the trio headed off to a few more fishing spots before returning to the wreck just in case she decided to reappear. Sure enough, “she popped right up” as they arrived, and this time, she circled the boat, taking a special interest in the motor, and allowed Hutson time for more footage, some underwater. “We had a live well of bait, so there was definitely a scent trail,” he says. “And she doesn’t have any predators, so she probably felt she could do whatever she wanted and check out whatever was going on.”
The footage reveals a whole school of fish traveling with her—“an animal this big has its own zip code,” as Hutson puts it—plus curious scratch marks on the face, possibly from prey like a seal fighting back. All told, the great white spent a half hour around the boat, giving the three friends the experience of a lifetime. “We caught grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and amberjack, but I would have taken seeing that shark over anything,” Hutson says. “I’d seen one great white in the past fifteen years of guiding, and yesterday, we got to hang out and observe this one for so long. Absolutely incredible experience.”
11 Best Beaches In South Carolina
South Carolina is home to many popular cities, tourist destinations, forested mountains, sea islands, and historical landmarks. But, it is best known for its beautiful beaches, perfect for a sunshine and sand-filled getaway. Whether you are just stopping by or would like to stay a while to soak up the sun, you can head towards...
South Carolina is home to many popular cities, tourist destinations, forested mountains, sea islands, and historical landmarks. But, it is best known for its beautiful beaches, perfect for a sunshine and sand-filled getaway. Whether you are just stopping by or would like to stay a while to soak up the sun, you can head towards any of the state's charming small towns. But these beaches in South Carolina are for more than just lounging: you will find everything from private islands to numerous outdoor recreation activities to amusement parks and food trucks.
With an abundance of hotels and resorts with beach views, Myrtle Beach is a popular sunny vacation destination situated in South Carolina's Horry County. The miles of beaches, warm subtropical climate, golf courses, and restaurants attract more than 20 million visitors to Myrtle Beach every year. While the sandy beach itself may be your first stop, there's no shortage of fun activities you can dive right into. Live music, theaters, water sports, and plenty of dining and shopping spots are only a few of the many things to do in Myrtle Beach.
Mitchelville Beach Park
Nestled on Hilton Head Island, Mitchelville Beach Park is one of the less populated beaches, perfect for relaxation and exploration. The area also offers a bathroom, a sand shower, and a few picnic tables, so you can spend the whole day there. Visitors can also venture across the bridge to Barker Field, which is ideal for recreational and sporting activities.
Sullivan's Island is a small island community situated at the entrance to the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina's Charleston County. The town boasts over 2.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, ideal for kayaking, fishing, sailing, photography, and more. Visitors can also enjoy the small town as well as its unique historical attractions.
Isle Of Palms
Neighboring Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms is a barrier island that sits just off South Carolina's Atlantic coast. The town is situated about 24 km from the historic city of Charleston, boasting a picturesque beach and boardwalk. The community is also home to several big beachfront homes, luxury resorts, and local restaurants. Offering plenty of recreational activities, Isle of Palms is an excellent spot to enjoy the island lifestyle at any time of year.
Situated on the southeastern edge of South Carolina's Colleton County, the small town of Edisto Beach includes Edisto Island's only developed coastal area. It is also one of the most serene beaches, best for long walks, fishing, searching for seashells, and soaking up the sun. While there are no hotels, there are many rental opportunities, with several beach houses lining the shoreline.
Cherry Grove Beach
Located in the city of North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina's Horry County, Cherry Grove is only accessible by Sea Mountain Highway and Ocean Drive. This small neighborhood is primarily known for its historic Cherry Grove Pier and plenty of hotels, restaurants, and boutiques. Cherry Grove serves as an ideal spot for a peaceful getaway.
Seabrook Island is a barrier island situated in the southwestern portion of Charleston County. Seabrook Island boasts the privacy and tranquility of a small town, but is also close to everything you need. With miles of beaches to enjoy, this is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature.
Folly Beach is a well-known surfing and seaside hotspot situated on Folly Island, approximately 18 km south of Charleston. Besides hosting several surf spots, the city offers stunning sunset and sunrise views. It is also home to Folly Beach Pier, which stretches over 1,000 feet into the ocean providing a picturesque view of the waters. With the North Atlantic Ocean in eyeshot, some visitors even spot the endangered whales in their respective migration seasons. The beautiful Morris Island Lighthouse is also just off the coast of the beach, great for exploration and photo ops.
Huntington Beach State Park
This 2,500-acre state park is situated close to Murrells Inlet in South Carolina's Georgetown County. The park features large sandy beaches, extensive fresh and salt marshes, and plenty of avian species to watch over the seasons.
Coligny Beach is one of the most well-known beaches on Hilton Head Island. Visitors can enjoy the sandy beaches and clear skies at Coligny Beach. The Coligny Beach Park that acts as an access point to Coligny Beach offers plenty of wonderful amenities for locals and visitors alike.
A barrier island situated about 40 km southwest of Charleston, Kiawah is mainly a private beach and golf resort. Kiawah Island is well-known for its various attractions including beaches, spacious villas, water-sport activities and the famous Kiawah Island Golf Resort. There are 10 miles of beaches and 30 miles of paved trails for biking and walking. The Kiawah River along with the island's numerous tidal creeks and salt marshes offers kayaking and canoeing opportunities.
With almost 2,876 miles of tidal coastline, South Carolina boasts a number of beaches to choose from. Whether you want to sit back and relax in the sun, go for a swim in the sparkling waters, or enjoy the attractions of each different beach, there is always something for everyone.