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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:

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!

Service Areas

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 Mount Pleasant

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 Mount Pleasant

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 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​

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

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

Pruning younger trees is key to protecting them as they age. This vital tree service in Mount Pleasant 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

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. 

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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

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 Mount Pleasant

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 Mount Pleasant

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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

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Covid-19 Vaccination Debate: South Carolina’s Government-Run Hospital Is Firing Workers For Not Getting Jabbed

While a debate is currently raging over whether the University of South Carolina is allowed to impose mask mandates and vaccination requirements on students, faculty and staff related to the Covid-19 pandemic this fall, the Medical University of South Carolina (...

While a debate is currently raging over whether the University of South Carolina is allowed to impose mask mandates and vaccination requirements on students, faculty and staff related to the Covid-19 pandemic this fall, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has already begun firing employees who declined to get their shots.

Last month, MUSC terminated the employment of five workers who refused to comply with a vaccine mandate imposed by this government-subsidized, politically run hospital.

Wait a minute, though … didn’t members of the S.C. General Assembly explicitly enjoin institutions of higher learning from imposing vaccination requirements?

Yes … or at least that’s what they thought they did.

Clearly, there is some debate over whether that is actually the case …

Interestingly, MUSC’s politically appointed board includes multiple relatives of current and former state lawmakers – as well as one ex-legislator. So, you would think its leadership would know better than to defy a legislative mandate … assuming they are in fact confronted by one.

Not long after MUSC’s terminations were exposed, state representative Joe Bustos of Mount Pleasant wrote to the office of S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson asking him to weigh in on the matter.

“We are trying to get people back to work, and here the medical university is letting them go,” Bustos told reporter Kaitlin Stansell of WCSC TV 5 (CBS – Charleston, S.C.). “I just think it’s the wrong move at this time.”

Bustos told Stansell he understood if MUSC or another employer wanted to make getting a Covid-19 vaccination a condition of being hired at the hospital system, but he argued that “if they’re already an employee, I don’t think that’s correct.”

He is absolutely correct … although as of this writing Wilson’s office has not weighed in on the matter, according to spokesman Robert Kittle.

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MUSC is one of several state agencies currently testing the limits of temporary Covid-19 regulations passed by the S.C. General Assembly prior to the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1, 2021. One of these regulations expressly prohibited the state’s network of results-challenged, government-run K-12 schools from imposing mask mandates during the coming school year. The other two regulations specifically addressed policies regarding mask mandates and Covid-19 vaccination requirements at South Carolina’s institutions of higher learning.

Unfortunately, the wording of the latter two regulations – and thus their enforceability – has been challenged by any number of bureaucracies seeking to address the latest strain of the coronavirus pandemic (a highly contagious variant of the virus that has caused a spike in new cases and hospitalizations).

While I plan on keeping tabs as it relates to this ongoing Covid-19 battle, MUSC is currently engaged in another, far more existential struggle … one which pits the private sector against yet another bureaucratic blitzkrieg.

MUSC is currently pursuing multiple expansions across the state which put its facilities in direct competition with private sector providers – and doing so at a time when government is unnecessarily hamstringing those private sector providers.

Sound familiar? It should …

This is exactly what “Republican” lawmakers are doing with their faltering government-run port facility as well as their spectacularly failed government-run power provider.

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SC law enforcement cracking down on fraud during the coronavirus pandemic

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Federal agents say, any time the government injects cash or any kind of stimulus, there will be people who take advantage of that. COVID-19 stimulus is no exception, and the prosecution of some of those cases is underway. South Carolinians accounted for more than 70,000 paycheck protection program (PPP) loans, for a total of about $6B. As expected, some of them are not suspected fraud. “Sometimes the numbers just don’t add up,” said Deputy United States Attorney Derek...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Federal agents say, any time the government injects cash or any kind of stimulus, there will be people who take advantage of that.

COVID-19 stimulus is no exception, and the prosecution of some of those cases is underway.

South Carolinians accounted for more than 70,000 paycheck protection program (PPP) loans, for a total of about $6B. As expected, some of them are not suspected fraud.

“Sometimes the numbers just don’t add up,” said Deputy United States Attorney Derek Shoemake. He said the numbers didn’t add up for at least $12M that investigators already identified. Shoemake said they have recovered a little more than $3M of those assets.

“That’s a small number relative to the $6B, which tells us one thing, and that’s most people are doing the right thing, but when we see people doing the wrong thing we are going to come after them with the full force of our office,” said Shoemake.

Last year former U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy established the South Carolina COVID Strike Team to investigate fraud related to the pandemic.

By March, the office received more than 150 cases.

Among them, a man from Round-O who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to steal personal protective equipment from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston. He faces up to five years in prison.

Another case involves seven people charged with laundering more than $750,000 of fraudulently obtained money. That includes nearly $400,000 of PPP money. Two of the three suspects from South Carolina have pleaded guilty.

Lowcountry attorney David Aylor is involved in other cases related to PPP fraud and he says the SC COVID Strike Team is aggressively pursuing and prosecuting the cases. He says, in general, people thought they would get away with their crimes.

“In this situation, people thought that because of the amount throughout the United States of businesses that were going to be submitting for PPP loans that they could fly under the radar,” Aylor said.

“Sometimes it starts as a trickle,” Shoemake said. “Somebody gets 50,000 legitimate dollars, things are a little tough and they say ‘well, maybe I could just get $10,000 more to tie me over and by the time the process is complete the person has defrauded the government out of $350,000.”

Shoe make says red flags from the IRS, and other checks alert them to fraud. He also says tips from the public are a big help. If you suspect someone obtained PPP loans or any other COVID related money or equipment fraudulently you can call the COVID Strike Team’s hotline: 866-720-5721 or visit their website: https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus

These Mount Pleasant Area Restaurants Got Revitalization Funds

Mount Pleasant area restaurants were helped by a federal program as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — The Restaurant Revitalization Fund doled out more than $28.6 billion in grants to eateries that sustained financial losses during the pandemic, including several Mount Pleasant area restaurants. The fund was established as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of March 2021. More than 101,000 restaurants received grants as of June 30, according to the Small Business Administration. The average g...

Mount Pleasant area restaurants were helped by a federal program as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — The Restaurant Revitalization Fund doled out more than $28.6 billion in grants to eateries that sustained financial losses during the pandemic, including several Mount Pleasant area restaurants.

The fund was established as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of March 2021. More than 101,000 restaurants received grants as of June 30, according to the Small Business Administration. The average grant size was $283,000.

Restaurants were eligible for up to $10 million in grants, with no more than $5 million per location. Funds don't have to be repaid if they are used for eligible expenses, such as payroll or rent, through March 11, 2023.

The following Mount Pleasant area restaurants were among those that received a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant. Check here for a full, searchable database.

Business: MCCANNS IRISH PUB LLC

Business: OAKLAND WINGS LLC

Business: SEE WEE RESTAURANT INC

Business: LIN 168 LLC

Business: SERVINGHIM LLC

Business: GOODE SUBS INC.

Business: EAST BAY DELI AT MARKETS AT OAKLAMD LLC

Business: Clay Restaurant Group LLC

Business: CHARLESTON POPS LLC

Business: TWENTYEIGHT LLC

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund received praise from industry members for its simplicity, but many applicants were shut out when funding dried up in June.

Nationwide, restaurants submitted more than 278,000 applications, totaling $72.23 billion in requested aid. Around 177,000 applicants were denied grants.

There was also confusion about prioritization of funds. The SBA originally prioritized funding for restaurants owned by women, veterans and underserved populations. Some business owners sued, and the SBA ended the practice; around 3,000 priority applicants had grants rescinded, according to The New York Times.

The restaurant industry has lost around $290 billion in sales since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the National Restaurant Association. Some 90,000 restaurants closed permanently or long-term.

The bipartisan Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act proposal would provide $60 billion in additional funding for the program if passed.

"The success of the RRF so far is, in large part, because the SBA focused on making the program simple and accessible," NRA Vice President Sean Kennedy said in a statement. "We appreciate how swiftly they were able to establish a program unlike anything they had administrated before, and believe it has the structure to sustain additional funding."

Editor's note: This post was automatically generated using data from the SBA. Feedback can be sent to content@patch.com.

Plans for proposed Shem Creek hotel brings up concerns from neighbors

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A plan for a boutique hotel on Shem Creek is heading to the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Commerical Design Review Board as some nearby businesses are raising concerns about the location of the proposed hotel. The Mill Street Hotel is slated to be in an empty lot on Mill Street right across the street from The Crab House and the Bohemia Salon. According to the develop...

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A plan for a boutique hotel on Shem Creek is heading to the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Commerical Design Review Board as some nearby businesses are raising concerns about the location of the proposed hotel.

The Mill Street Hotel is slated to be in an empty lot on Mill Street right across the street from The Crab House and the Bohemia Salon.

According to the developer of the project, CKC Properties, The Mill Street Hotel project consists a of small boutique hotel that provides quality spaces for tourists and local’s family members to stay while visiting Mount Pleasant, Charleston, and the Shem Creek area.

The hotel will include a pool, gym, and rooftop deck. The renderings for the hotel display three buildings.

“The goal with the design was to break down the massing utilizing multiple structures to create a more residential feel and a “living court” leading into the main hotel building from the Lucas Street entrance. We feel our design team has done a great job to accomplish this while working closely with the town throughout the process,” said Colin Colbert of CKC Properties.

The project has been in the works since the beginning of the year.

Stores, restaurants, and other businesses surround the lot on Mill Street. Parking is already tight in the area and one employee at Coastal Expeditions says she hopes, if the hotel does come to the creek, the town will create more parking and work towards safer roads.

“Our business along with the other businesses in this area are not happy about the idea of a hotel going in right here without serious investments in infrastructure and parking to go along with it and the proposal that’s on the table right now is not adequate for what we need in this area,” said Lisa Jones, the Chief Operating Officer at Coastal Expeditions.

Jones cites heavy traffic on the roads surrounding the lot, especially on weekend days, and narrow, unsafe roads for her concerns.

In past years, millions of dollars have been invested into one side of Shem Creek, near Red’s Ice House, Waters Edge, and Vickery’s, to build a boardwalk, a dock, and more.

“So we think that on this side of Coleman Boulevard it’s time to make investments for parking because we have the public dock here, we have businesses,” said Jones.

Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman Gary Santos agrees with Jones’ concerns about parking saying the area is already overcrowded.

“It’s so congested down here and I think a hotel is inappropriate for this area,” said Santos. “Right now traffic is unbearable, parking is unbearable, and if you put a hotel right here it’s going to even be worse.”

News 2 brought these concerns to CKC Properties. In response to the parking concern, a representative from CKC released the following statement.

This neighborhood of Shem Creek is blessed with many great and successful existing businesses. We recognize the pre-existing condition regarding the parking in front of our site along Mill Street. Our proposed development will include more than adequate parking for the intended use. In fact, our plans include on-site parking of approximately 30% more spaces than the parking requirement. This will ensure that our proposed development does not contribute to the on-street parking conditions. Our observations regarding the on-street parking in front of our site indicates that many of those utilizing on-street parking happen to be employees of those existing businesses and we believe that proper management of that issue could result in vastly improved conditions. Furthermore, our plans include improvements to the streetscape along Mill Street which will provide organized parking and improved pedestrian access.

Colin Colbert, CKC Properties

Colbert says residents of the Old Village have provided positive feedback because should the hotel be approved and built, their friends will have a place to stay when visiting.

On Wednesday, July 18, Mt. Pleasant’s Commerical Design Review Board will be discussing the plans for the hotel as the developer is seeking preliminary approval. If the board does approve the plan, it will then go to the planning committee and ultimately will be voted on by town council.

For a review of the plans and renderings of the hotel, click here.

Parking on Shem Creek becoming a growing issue

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Business is booming on Shem Creek, and it’s bringing parking issues along with it. The town of Mount Pleasant’s planning commission met Wednesday evening to address the issues. They discussed growing parking demands, zoning requirements and the impact it’s having on neighborhoods. “It’s a mess, it’s a big mess,” said Skipper Kress, beverage manager and event planner for Red’s Ice House. “We’re seeing growth every single day of the week...

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Business is booming on Shem Creek, and it’s bringing parking issues along with it.

The town of Mount Pleasant’s planning commission met Wednesday evening to address the issues. They discussed growing parking demands, zoning requirements and the impact it’s having on neighborhoods.

“It’s a mess, it’s a big mess,” said Skipper Kress, beverage manager and event planner for Red’s Ice House. “We’re seeing growth every single day of the week and that’s the issue. For the first time ever, there literally is no parking any days of the week.”

Water’s Edge rolled out a pay-to-park system about two months ago. It costs a minimum of $20 to park in their lot, however the restaurant will validate parking for paying customers. There are now signs at each spot in the lot instructing users to pay through their phone via text message or scanning a QR code.

Free parking is becoming harder to find on Shem Creek. Many lots are now pay-to-park, depending on where you go. It’s led to spill-over into the nearby neighborhoods where off-street parking is still free.

“We don’t get complaints from people in the Old Village. The people we get complaints from are upset about having to pay to park and wondering why we don’t validate parking. It’s because we don’t own the property, we’re not the ones that are charging you to park,” said Kress. “The last thing you want to see when you’re coming to a place like Red’s or Tavern and Table is you come out and your car’s completely gone, towed away.”

He’s not sure what the solution is, but Kress said it’s something they’ve been talking about lately. He said he understands the frustration, adding it’s an issue for their employees, too.

“We have to make sure that our staff has somebody walking with them to their cars because some of our staff has to park a half a mile away,” he said. “Maybe some of these small businesses could help. Maybe we could lease out the property and use that parking when they’re not open. Maybe we could come out of pocket a little bit and lease some of that because we’ve done that in the past.”

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