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 James Island
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 James Island
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 James Island
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 James Island
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 James Island, SC
87th edition of Summerville-Berkeley rivalry highlights high school schedule
David Shelton Special to The Post and Courierhttps://www.postandcourier.com/sports/highschool/87th-edition-of-summerville-berkeley-rivalry-highlights-high-school-schedule/article_911d3320-2a21-11ed-8ec6-6ff38bd55f5c.html
The area’s longest-running high school football rivalry will reignite on Friday night as Summerville visits Berkeley in one of the Lowcountry’s top matchups this week.In 1923, Moncks Corner High played Summerville for the first time. Moncks Corner later became Berkeley High and the two programs have been competing ever since. The Sept. 2 game will mark the 87th meeting with Summerville holding a commanding 60-23 edge in wins. with three games ending in a tie.For many years, the game was played late in the season as ...
The area’s longest-running high school football rivalry will reignite on Friday night as Summerville visits Berkeley in one of the Lowcountry’s top matchups this week.
In 1923, Moncks Corner High played Summerville for the first time. Moncks Corner later became Berkeley High and the two programs have been competing ever since. The Sept. 2 game will mark the 87th meeting with Summerville holding a commanding 60-23 edge in wins. with three games ending in a tie.
For many years, the game was played late in the season as both teams were in the same conference. Recent years have seen the matchups come earlier in the regular season, before the teams begin to play separate region schedules.
The series has been even in recent years. In 2017, Berkeley beat Summerville for the first time since 2004, then proceeded to win games in 2918 and 2019. Summerville has won the last two meetings.
Summerville comes into this year’s matchup as the favorite. The Green Wave opened the season last week with a convincing 38-7 win over Carolina Forest, earning Summerville a spot in the top 10 of the Class AAAAA state rankings.
Berkeley is 1-1 this season after a win over Timberland and 22-17 loss to Hanahan last week. The Stags were in position to win that game, but were stopped at the Hanahan 5-yard line as time expired.
Here are some other games of note involving area teams in week two of the 2022 season:
It is safe to say that every high school football fan on James Island will be at “The Backyard” on Friday. These two schools are just a few miles from each other, but have never played. First Baptist is a SCISA Class AAA school, while James Island is a Class AAAA member of the S.C. High School League.
First Baptist head coach Johnny Waters has been pushing for this game for several years and finally got his wish.
“I just think it’s a great game for the community,” Waters said. “We are the underdogs, we know that, but we are so appreciative of the opportunity.”
James Island opened the season with shutouts of St. John’s and Stall. First Baptist defeated Bishop England last week.
Fort Dorchester at Grayson (Ga.), Saturday, 8 p.m.
Two of the most successful prep programs in their respective states will meet as the Patriots make the trip to Atlanta for a Saturday night showcase. Fort Dorchester has posted a 91-13 record over the last eight seasons while Grayson is 91-16 over the same stretch.
Former Grayson head coach Mickey Conn is the current safeties coach at Clemson. Grayson is off to a 2-0 start this season while Fort Dorchester won its season opener over Beaufort last week.
Stratford at Lexington
Stratford appears to have a solid team this season, but the Knights also have yet to play more than a quarter this season. The season opener in Orlando, Florida against Avon, Ohio was cancelled after the first quarter two weeks ago due to weather. Stratford had a built-in bye last week.
Lexington lost its season opener to West Florence by a field goal and beat South Aiken in shootout last week, 63-56. The Wildcats began the season ranked in the Class AAAAA top 10.
Stratford has significantly beefed up its non-region schedule. The Knights will host perennial state power Dutch Fork next week before road games at Carolina Forest, St. James and Summerville, all AAAAA programs. They open Region 6-AAAAA play against Cane Bay.
West Ashley at Cane Bay
West Ashley is 2-0 but faces its toughest opponent to date in the Cobras of Cane Bay.
West Ashley has wins over Lower Richland and May River while Cane Bay opened its season with a win over Ashley Ridge last week. Both teams lean a bit more to the running game and play physical defense so this matchup will serve both teams well.
Cane Bay junior running back TJ Wright opened his season with a 130-yard rushing effort last week.
4 Questions with South Carolina high school sports reporter Lou Bezjak
Today’s interviewee is Lou Bezjak, the high school sports coordinator for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., and the Island Packet of Hilton Head, S.C. Bezjak had covered high school sports in South Carolina since 2002. Lou is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Three of South Carolina’s best teams are playing Saturday in the Cam Newton Classic at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta. The schedule features Gray Collegiate against South Atlanta at 2 p.m., Dutch Fork against Cree...
Today’s interviewee is Lou Bezjak, the high school sports coordinator for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., and the Island Packet of Hilton Head, S.C. Bezjak had covered high school sports in South Carolina since 2002. Lou is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Three of South Carolina’s best teams are playing Saturday in the Cam Newton Classic at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta. The schedule features Gray Collegiate against South Atlanta at 2 p.m., Dutch Fork against Creekside at 5 and Fort Dorchester against Grayson at 8.
1. What do these games mean to high school football in South Carolina, and are you curious how they’ll play out? “I am very curious about all three games, and I think it is a good test for the three South Carolina teams. Dutch Fork has been asked to play in this event I think three different times, but this is the first time they will be able to because of COVID, etc. There always is a sense of pride of testing your team against out-of-state competition, and that will be the case this week. It is almost like a bowl game for these teams. You get to travel, stay in a hotel and prepare for a big-time matchup. Having Cam Newton associated with this is also a big deal.”
2. How do fans and teams and coaches view Georgia football? “That is a tough question. I think they do view Georgia football in high regard because of the amount of college and NFL players the state turns out each season. So that is why getting to play against top teams from Georgia is a big deal.”
3. Tell us about Dutch Fork. What would you tell people over here, who don’t know, about what they’ve done the past few years and how they’re viewed in your state? And is this a typical Dutch Fork team this year, or are there question marks? “Dutch Fork has been the standard in South Carolina for the past decade or so since Tom Knotts moved from North Carolina and took over the program. Knotts was part of a 100-plus game winning streak at Charlotte Independence. Knotts has won six state titles at Dutch Fork. They won five straight Class 5A championships and had a 61-game unbeaten streak snapped against Gaffney in last year’s state championship game.
“The schedule Dutch Fork put together is the toughest Knotts has had in his 11 seasons at the school. They already played two tough teams in Hough of North Carolina and Spartanburg. They get Creekside this week and nationally ranked St. Frances of Maryland in a few weeks. The schedule is partly because many South Carolina teams won’t play them and partly for Knotts to challenge his team. This might not be a typical Knotts offensive team that usually had some big names. They’ve got a great running back in James Madison commit Jarvis Green, who rushed for 306 yards last week. Their offensive line is very underrated. They have questions at quarterback, especially after starter Aliam Appler went out last week, so you might see a run-dominated style from them with a lot of Green and Landon Danley in the wildcat. The backup, Jonathan Hunt, moved down from Vermont this year and has some talent. Defensively, they do a great job of putting pressure on the quarterback and are aggressive.”
4. What’s the skinny on the other two teams – Fort Dorchester and Gray Collegiate? “Fort Dorchester has been a strong program as well with Steve LaPrad as coach. They won the state championship in 2015 but have lost to Dutch Fork I believe three times in the playoffs since then. They have a good quarterback in Zolten Osborne who can throw it and run it. It is going to be a tough task facing such a strong program as Grayson. Gray Collegiate is a charter school that plays in Class 2A and is coming off its first state championship last season after a deep playoff runs before that. They graduated a lot, including K.Z. Adams, who rushed for more than 3,000 yards last season and more than 8,000 in his career. He is a freshman at Georgia State. Gray has a strong offensive line and up-and-coming quarterback in Riley Staton. They are off to a tough 0-2 start against some tough competition and will have their hands full on Saturday.
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Biden’s $20 million South Carolina retreat plagued by mold, termites: report
The sprawling, $20 million mansion on Kiawah Island in South Carolina — where President Biden and his family are staying free of charge — has been plagued for years by a laundry list of problems, including mold, mildew, termites and cracks, according to a new report.The Post reported last week that the Bidens, including disgraced first son Hunter, are spending their summer vaca...
The sprawling, $20 million mansion on Kiawah Island in South Carolina — where President Biden and his family are staying free of charge — has been plagued for years by a laundry list of problems, including mold, mildew, termites and cracks, according to a new report.
The Post reported last week that the Bidens, including disgraced first son Hunter, are spending their summer vacation at the beachfront property owned by big-time Democratic donor Maria Allwin — the widow of hedge fund founder James Allwin.
“They stayed here before and they’re not paying,” a source close to Allwin said. “They’ve never paid. They’re just friends.”
The Daily Mail reported on Monday, citing court documents, that behind its seemingly pristine façade, the nine-bedroom estate that has hosted the Bidens on and off since 2009 has become something of a money pit and the subject of several rounds of litigation.
A 2019 appeals court ruling in Allwin’s lawsuit against the builders of her home described the many issues that have bedeviled the luxury property over the years, including mold and mildew, multiple cracks, peeling wallpaper and damaged drywall, leaks, warped hardwood flooring and termites.
According to the lawsuit, Allwin first became aware of the problems back in 1999 — just five years after construction on her mansion was finished.
A contractor that Allwin hired to assess the condition of the property told her in 2004 that the roof was “so poorly installed, the only way to properly repair the roof is to replace it” to the tune of more than $500,000, according to the document.
Allwin balked at the high price tag but proceeded to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into an array of home repairs over the next several years. She ultimately sued the company that built her home, Russ Cooper Associates, in 2013, but lost at trial because she waited too long to file the complaint and the statute of limitations had run out. She appealed the ruling, but the appeals court rejected her claim on the same grounds.
Allwin’s house problems did not scare away the Bidens, who stayed there in August 2009, April 2012, April 2014, June 2015 and August 2015, according to records obtained by the outlet from Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop as well as records from Biden’s time as President Barack Obama’s vice president.
A rep for the Allwin family told The Post on Monday, “Any issues with the house have long been resolved.”
Allwin has known Joe and Jill Biden socially for more than a decade, a source told The Post last week, adding that they do not have any joint business dealings.
Ahead of the 2020 election, Allwin sent a $35,000 check to the Biden Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee, according to Federal Election Commission records.
She has contributed generously to a variety of mostly Democratic political campaigns, but her most recent donations were to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and a PAC supporting her effort to beat back a primary challenge by Donald Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman
Allwin family’s firm, Aetos Capital, is currently run by Maria’s son, Chris, and manages $11.31 billion worth of assets.
Troubling TikTok challenges inspire new, digital hall pass system
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - To fight back on an uptick in illicit behavior inspired by the social media platform TikTok, a Charleston County school is taking the traditional hall pass digital.Through an application called SmartPass, students at James Island Charter High School can request permission to leave the classroom for things like going to the restroom or stopping by their lockers. The app is downloaded to each school-issued laptop but can also be downloaded to a cell phone as well.“We have had people, unfortunately,...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - To fight back on an uptick in illicit behavior inspired by the social media platform TikTok, a Charleston County school is taking the traditional hall pass digital.
Through an application called SmartPass, students at James Island Charter High School can request permission to leave the classroom for things like going to the restroom or stopping by their lockers. The app is downloaded to each school-issued laptop but can also be downloaded to a cell phone as well.
“We have had people, unfortunately, try to sneak into our school and they’re not supposed to be here. Now, at any given moment, we know there should be, say, seven people in the hallway and who they are,” Principal Timothy Thorn said. “It has a lot of safety components that allows us to keep our buildings safer.”
While the app does not track movements, all active passes are monitored on a screen by the principal, student concern specialists or the school resource officer. When students are issued a pass, they’re given a time limit before they’re supposed to return. When they run out of time the pass turns red on the screen and school officials can then follow up as needed.
Thorn says this system is new for them this year and is a direct response to some of the issues exposed last year.
“Last year, there was a TikTok challenge that a lot of schools went through. Kids would text each other to leave class. They’d meet up and then they’d go around the building and film themselves doing various things. The TikTok challenge was vandalism and stealing things from school,” Thorn said. “We are trying to cut back on the vandalism in our school, the sinks being ripped off the wall. . . it’s not a new problem but it definitely escalated in the last couple years.”
The time allowed for each hall pass is adjustable. For now, Thorne says bathroom breaks are generally given five minutes, while trips to the water fountain could be three minutes. Students start with five bathroom passes a day, but Thorn says they’re still figuring out what works best and teachers have the authority to override daily limits.
The app also has a feature that can control which students can have hall passes at the same time. Thorn says this feature allows them to crack down on significant others who might want to meet up in the middle of class or prevent groups of students known to abuse bathroom privileges from all being allowed to leave the classroom at the same time.
Thorn says the feature helps them keep students safe who are being bullied.
“It’s really about the bullying, harassment and safety contracts,” Thorn said. “If we can say student A, B and C can’t be out with student D to make sure it [bullying] doesn’t go on, that’s a tremendous way to keep kids safe. We have had to have adults follow students around just to get through some of these school harassment issues.”
You can learn more about the app, how it works and some of the reviews at its website.
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Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Class
Charleston, SC - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2022, naming players Brett Spivey and Rodney Hancock and Coach Timmy Linker, to the 19th Baseball Hall of Fame class.Spivey and Hancock were both selected by local fans voting; Linker was a special pick from the Advisory Committee.The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as p...
Charleston, SC - The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2022, naming players Brett Spivey and Rodney Hancock and Coach Timmy Linker, to the 19th Baseball Hall of Fame class.
Spivey and Hancock were both selected by local fans voting; Linker was a special pick from the Advisory Committee.
The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Riley Park.
Information about each of the inductees is below:
Rodney Hancock (Player): A Lowcountry native, Rodney Hancock starred at Stratford High, having been named the school’s Athlete of the Year, twice All-Lowcountry, All-Region and All-State during his career. He hit .437 and posted a 0.80 ERA on the mound, including a pair of no-hitters. The 1996 4A State Player of the Year led the Knights to the state championship and was later named the North-South Game MVP. Hancock was named the 1997 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year while at The Citadel where he hit .365 with six homers and 49 RBI. He earned Freshman All-American honors by two prominent publications. Coached by Fred Jordan, he was a member of the 1999 regular-season championship team in addition to two SoCon Tournament title squads that also participated in a pair of NCAA Regionals. He was the 1999 SoCon Tournament MVP and a two-time SoCon and College Baseball Player of the Week. Hancock fired a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts against Furman on May 14 and five days later fanned 20 against the Paladins in the SoCon Tournament. Hancock was selected in the 29th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000 and was enshrined in The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Brett Spivey (Player): Spivey is a James Island and College of Charleston product who started every high school game since his freshman year. He was a two-time All-Region selection who helped the Trojans to three state finals appearances (1996, ‘97 and ‘99). He batted .398 as a junior and .580 as a senior with a state-high 69 hits as he finished his high school career as the school’s all-time leader in hits (224) and walks (125). He was named All-State, All-Region and All-Lowcountry, named the Region Player of the Year and the 4A State Player of the Year. At the College of Charleston, he played in 216 career games and hit .328 with 19 home runs, 144 RBI, 184 runs and 60 stolen bases, 43 doubles and 11 triples. His .423 batting average in 2002 ranked 15th nationally (also 3rd all-time at CofC). He was named first-team All-Southern Conference in 2002, second team in 2003 and named to the All-Atlantic Region second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association in ‘02. He began his professional career by signing a free agent contract with the Colorado Rockies and played two seasons in the Northwestern League.
Timmy Linker (Coach) (Deceased): Timmy was a volunteer coach at St. Andrews Parks and Playground for over 40 years, as well as working with both St. Andrew’s High School and the current West Ashley High School. He began as a volunteer T-ball coach in 1969 and has twice been named the St. Andrew’s Parks Volunteer of the Year. He held many roles at each – Athletic Director, Scorekeeper, Announcer, Umpire/Referee - and loved every minute of his time on the field/court. Over the years, the youth he had the pleasure to coach have become coaches themselves, quoting Timmy as their inspiration. In 2007, St. Andrews Parks and Playground Commission inducted him into their Hall of Fame and in 2022 officially named the Brinker Field press box after Timmy at their main complex on Playground Road.
CHARLESTON BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
2022 - Rodney Hancock
2021 - Chip Cannon
2020 - No Inductions
2019 - Tony Cadden
2018 – Lewis Elmore “Lukey” Dudley
Richard “Dick” Jones
2017 - Philip Hartig
2016 – Ted Byrne
Joe Riley, Jr.
2015 – Pete Ayoub
2014 – Reese Havens
Billy Swails, Jr.
2013 – Steven Jackson
2012 – Gettys Glaze
2011 – Bill Ackerman
2010 – Lee Glaze
2009 – John Dodds, Jr.
W.S. “Bull” Durham
2008 – Bryce Florie
2007 – 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Star Team
1990 Citadel World Series Team
2006 – Ty Cline
2005 – John Candelaria
2004 – David Cone
2003 – Willie Randolph
The three new inductees will be honored prior to the RiverDogs’ Sunday, August 14 home game against the Lynchburg Hillcats at 4:30 p.m. before the 5:05 p.m. first pitch. In addition, they will have their names inscribed on the Hall of Fame list located on the main concourse of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
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