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The Planet Green Tree Service Difference

At Planet Green Tree Service, we are firm believers that trees make the world a better place. They provide us with verdant beauty, cool shade, and emergency shelter. They raise our home values, add personality to our neighborhoods, and provide us with clean air to breathe. When your home or business has well-maintained, healthy trees, everyone benefits. That’s why we are so passionate about providing our customers with dependable tree services in the Lowcountry.

We believe that honest prices, state-of-the-art equipment, friendly arborists, and good old-fashioned hard work are what set us apart from our competition. With more than 33 years of service in South Carolina, you can rest easy knowing every member of the Planet Green team is committed to the following:

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Provide you with exemplary tree care services
  • Arrive at your home or business on time and ready to work
  • Provide you with affordable service rates
  • Meet or exceed our industry standards
  • Utilize the utmost safety when removing or maintaining your trees or shrubs
  • Have full insurance to protect themselves and your home

Our customers mean a lot to us, which is why we strive to provide them the best, most helpful customer service in our industry. When you hire our company to perform a tree service in cityname, know that we take this responsibility seriously and will always treat your home like we would treat our own. At Planet Green Tree Service, you won’t ever have to worry about sneaky hidden fees or outrageous pricing. We believe every homeowner and business owner should have access to affordable tree services, which is why we set our rates at reasonable levels. Our job is to protect your home, your trees, and also your wallet!

Service Areas

Service

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 Myrtle 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.

Tree Trimming in Myrtle Beach

Benefits of Tree Trimming in Myrtle 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 Myrtle 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 Myrtle 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.

Types of Tree Trimming

Types of Tree Trimming

Not all tree trimming services from Planet Green Tree Service are the same. Our experts specialize in a number of different tree trimming services to ensure you are getting the right kind of trim for the appropriate situation. Because even the smallest mistake can permanently affect your tree’s health, we approach every tree trimming job with surgeon-like precision. That way, you know your trees are in capable, responsible hands.

Crown Reduction

Crown Reduction

When your trees age without the proper kind of care, they can develop too many branches on their interior. Trees like this give great shade, but too much is not a good sign. That’s where crown reduction trimming comes in. By reducing the density of your tree’s crown, our tree care experts improve its growth rate and health. Crown density reduction also promotes a longer lifespan and a more beautiful appearance.

Deadwooding

Deadwooding

As the name implies, deadwooding involves the trimming of dead wood from your trees. Often required in urban and suburban areas, deadwooding a tree makes it look more attractive and livelier, while maintaining the health of your tree’s trunk by removing rotted branches. This process also makes it safer for kids and other people who walk underneath or near your tree that may be harmed by rotting branches that fall. Other tree trimming services that Planet Green offers include: hazardous tree assessments, shrub trimming, pruning, cabling, bracing, and corrective trimming.

Stump Removal in Myrtle 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.

Stump Removal in Myrtle Beach

Benefits of Stump Removal in Myrtle 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.

Reduce Headaches

Reduce Headaches

Sure, you could take the time to do your research on how to remove a stump. You could go to Home Depot, rent a high-powered stump grinder, and risk your health trying to operate it without training. You could spend every winking moment of your free time trying to grind the stump down so you can remove it from your yard. But why go through all that trouble when a trustworthy, experienced stump removal company like Planet Green Tree Service is only a phone call away?

Our team of stump removal professionals uses state-of-the-art tools designed to keep your property damage-free during the removal process. We will turn your yard into a beautiful blank slate, so you can focus on enjoying your stump-free while we haul away all the debris.

Your Premier Tree Service Company in South Carolina

Your Premier Tree Service Company in South Carolina

With 33 years of experience, it’s no wonder why so many South Carolina locals choose Planet Green Tree Service for tree trimming and stump removal in their city. Clients love us because we believe in exceeding your expectations, no matter how large or small a job is.

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Provide you with exemplary tree care services
  • Arrive at your home or business on time and ready to work
  • Provide you with affordable service rates

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

Latest News in Myrtle Beach

FIRST ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory issued ahead of the freezing rain

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties across the Pee Dee and inland Horry County ahead of the potential for freezing rain Sunday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for counties across the Pee Dee ahead of the potential for freezing rain Sunday morning.Temperatures today will turn cooler by this afternoon as clouds filter in and the temperatures struggle to reach the lower 50s. Highs today will only reach the lower 50s for a brief peri...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties across the Pee Dee and inland Horry County ahead of the potential for freezing rain Sunday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for counties across the Pee Dee ahead of the potential for freezing rain Sunday morning.

Temperatures today will turn cooler by this afternoon as clouds filter in and the temperatures struggle to reach the lower 50s. Highs today will only reach the lower 50s for a brief period, while most of the day is spent in the 40s. A breeze will be around at times today before rain chances increase overnight.

As the large storm system pulls into the Carolinas late tonight and early Sunday, rain will overspread the region and will begin as a brief period of freezing rain across the Pee Dee. Freezing rain may lead to isolated power outages and slick roads along and west of Interstate 95.

HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Along the beach, temperatures on Saturday night and Sunday morning will be safely above freezing meaning only rain is expected. Light rain will begin before sunrise on Sunday and turn heavy at times from the mid morning through the early afternoon. The rain will quickly taper off during the mid afternoon. Rainfall totals will reach as high as 2 to 2.5 inches and may result in ponding on roads and areas of standing water.

Winds will turn gusty as the storm system moves through Sunday afternoon. Expect wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph through Sunday afternoon with improvements arriving after sunset.

As you move inland, far interior portions of Horry & Georgetown Counties will fall around freezing allowing for a BRIEF period of freezing rain. At this point, bridges and overpasses would be the only concern for these locations before temperatures allow plain rain to be the story for the rest of the day.

PEE DEE, INCLUDING AREAS NEAR I-95

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for far inland Horry County, Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg, and Robeson Counties for Sunday Morning. A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Scotland County Sunday morning.

Inland areas will be near freezing Sunday morning as we approach sunset. What might start as plain rain will transition to a period of freezing rain as temperatures fall just before sunrise Sunday morning. Florence, Darlington, Hartsville, Bennettsville, Laurinburg and Lumberton will all likely see a period of freezing rain. Warmer air will move into the region by late morning and midday on Sunday and will quickly send temperatures above freezing ending the risk of accumulating ice.

Ice accumulations look minimal with a brief glaze to a tenth of an inch of ice for areas along and east of I-95. Areas west of I-95 may stay below freezing a little longer and see a bit more ice accumulation. Areas from Darlington to Hartsville, Bennettsville and across the border to Laurinburg may see ice accumulation up a quarter of an inch. Bridges and overpasses will be the first thing to see issues, followed by untreated roadways or back roads in those far inland communities.

Areas that see ice accumulating up to a quarter of an inch may see a few tree limbs break along with the risk of isolated power outages. The best bet would be to remain home Sunday morning and allow the temperatures to warm up before you decide to head out. The worst of the ice will occur just to northwest and into Charlotte.

ACROSS THE CAROLINAS

The central and western Carolinas will see widespread and significant impacts from this winter storm. Areas from Charlotte through Greensboro will see the storm start as snow and then transition to a mix of sleet and freezing rain. Significant accumulations of snow will be topped off with potentially damaging accumulations of ice and will result in very dangerous travel and power outages.

In the foothills and mountains of the Carolinas, heavy snow will arrive late Saturday night and continue through Sunday. Widespread totals of 6 to 12 inches will be likely with some spots seeing even higher amounts.

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Myrtle Beach receives funding for new deep water outfall at 24th Avenue North

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The City of Myrtle Beach is working to keep bacteria out of the water thanks to deepwater outfalls.It received $1.5 million from the state legislature to kick start the next outfall project on 24th Avenue North.“Even when I was younger, my parents would say, ‘No, no, don’t get in there, jump over that part,’” said state Rep. Case Brittain in regards to stormwater canals in Myrtle Beach.Brittain learned at a young age that stormwater canals at the beach aren’t ...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The City of Myrtle Beach is working to keep bacteria out of the water thanks to deepwater outfalls.

It received $1.5 million from the state legislature to kick start the next outfall project on 24th Avenue North.

“Even when I was younger, my parents would say, ‘No, no, don’t get in there, jump over that part,’” said state Rep. Case Brittain in regards to stormwater canals in Myrtle Beach.

Brittain learned at a young age that stormwater canals at the beach aren’t for swimming in or near. That stormwater can contain bacteria that, at peak times, can pollute the swimming water near the canal.

So the canals serve a purpose, washing that rainwater and debris back out to sea.

Now that he’s in a position of authority, Brittain wants to make warnings like the ones his parents used to give him a thing of the past.

“By taking those areas away, and moving those problem areas back into unforeseen areas, it really makes Myrtle Beach a beautiful place to sit out there, get some sun, go surfing and just enjoy the beach,” said Brittain.

Brittain and several fellow legislators convinced the state to put $1.5 million toward a new deepwater outfall at 24th Avenue North.

That outfall will be built under the sand, run more than a thousand feet offshore past the swim zone, and dump the potentially hazardous water out there.

That pipe will be big enough to put a car through, making it a particularly expensive and time-consuming project.

“Estimate at this point is in the $30 million range,” said City of Myrtle Beach Spokesperson Mark Kruea. “This extra million and a half will help pay for the preliminary engineering, but we’re still trying to budget that whole amount.”

Kruea added that this outfall alone will take about a dozen stormwater pipes off the beach.

For the peace of mind and for everyone heading to the beach, Brittain thinks the $30 million is a worthy trade-off.

“They do go unseen, and they are expensive, but we keep working on them, and we’ll get there one day where we’ll have all the outfalls in place to make sure our beach is one of the best ones to come to,” said Brittain.

The city has constructed four deepwater outfalls since 1998. The one at 24th Avenue North will be the fifth.

The city will work on the design phase for the next few years, and anticipate construction to be completed between 2024 and 2025.

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FIRST ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued for the Pee Dee ahead of freezing rain

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for counties across the Pee Dee ahead of the potential for freezing rain Sunday morning.Temperatures will turn noticeably cooler by Saturday as clouds filter in and temperatures hold in the upper 40s. Despite the clouds, the day will be dry and a bit breeze at times.As the large storm system pulls into the Carolinas late Saturday night and early Sunday, rain will overspread the region and will begin as a brief period of freezing rain across...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for counties across the Pee Dee ahead of the potential for freezing rain Sunday morning.

Temperatures will turn noticeably cooler by Saturday as clouds filter in and temperatures hold in the upper 40s. Despite the clouds, the day will be dry and a bit breeze at times.

As the large storm system pulls into the Carolinas late Saturday night and early Sunday, rain will overspread the region and will begin as a brief period of freezing rain across the Pee Dee. Freezing rain may lead to isolated power outages and slick roads along and west of Interstate 95.

HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Temperatures on Saturday night and Sunday morning will be safely above freezing meaning only rain is expected. Light rain will begin before sunrise on Sunday and turn heavy at times from the mid morning through the early afternoon. The rain will quickly taper off during the mid afternoon. Rainfall totals will reach as high as 2 to 2.5 inches and may result in ponding on roads and areas of standing water.

Winds will turn gusty as the storm system moves through Sunday afternoon. Expect wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph through Sunday afternoon with improvements arriving after sunset.

PEE DEE, INCLUDING AREAS NEAR I-95

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, Scotland and Robeson Counties for Sunday morning.

Across the Pee Dee especially for areas along and west of Interstate 95, temperatures Sunday morning will be near freezing. As rain moves in, a period of freezing rain is likely. Florence, Darlington, Hartsville, Bennettsville, Laurinburg and Lumberton will all likely see a period of freezing rain. Warmer air will move into the region by late morning and midday on Sunday and will quickly send temperatures above freezing ending the risk of accumulating ice.

Ice accumulations look minimal with a brief glaze to a tenth of an inch of ice for areas along and east of I-95. Areas west of I-95 may stay below freezing a little longer and see a bit more ice accumulation. Areas from Darlington to Hartsville, Bennettsville and across the border to Laurinburg may see ice accumulation up a quarter of an inch.

Slick spots on bridges and overpasses will be possible early Sunday morning. Areas that see ice accumulating up to a quarter of an inch may see a few tree limbs break along with the risk of isolated power outages.

The worst of the ice and freezing rain will occur just north and west of the area with a crippling ice storm likely for areas near Charlotte.

ACROSS THE CAROLINAS

The central and western Carolinas will see widespread and significant impacts from this winter storm. Areas from Charlotte through Greensboro will see the storm start as snow and then transition to a mix of sleet and freezing rain. Significant accumulations of snow will be topped off with potentially damaging accumulations of ice and will result in very dangerous travel and power outages.

In the foothills and mountains of the Carolinas, heavy snow will arrive late Saturday night and continue through Sunday. Widespread totals of 6 to 12 inches will be likely with some spots seeing even higher amounts.

Copyright 2022 WMBF. All rights reserved.

New noodle restaurant to open first SC location in Myrtle Beach area

A noodle company is making its way to the Grand Strand as the first Noodles & Company in South Carolina and will open its doors Jan. 19.“We’re very excited and energetic to bring this brand to South Carolina,” Phillipe Saad, franchisee of the Myrtle Beach area Noodles & Company, told our news partner My Horry News....

A noodle company is making its way to the Grand Strand as the first Noodles & Company in South Carolina and will open its doors Jan. 19.

“We’re very excited and energetic to bring this brand to South Carolina,” Phillipe Saad, franchisee of the Myrtle Beach area Noodles & Company, told our news partner My Horry News.

The restaurant has over 450 locations in 34 different states across the country. However, the Myrtle Beach Noodles & Company will be just the second southeastern state that the franchise has expanded into with five locations in Florida.

Saad, who is also the President of SA Restaurant Groups Inc., has nearly two decades of restaurant experience in the Myrtle Beach area, helping the Jersey Mike’s franchise start up in the area in 2004.

“Adding Noodles & Company to our group and to the market, it’s a big deal,” Saad said.

While Noodles & Company’s specialty is noodles, Saad said the restaurant makes its main focus unique compared to different brands.

“It brings flavors from different parts of the world,” Saad said. “We have Asian flavor, Italian flavor, American flavors. It’s catered to different types of diets, from vegan to keto … It reaches every part of the market segment, market taste and individual need.”

While this will be the first Noodles & Company Saad will oversee, he has had previous experience with the franchise – as a regular client.

“I used to love visiting their store when I traveled,” Saad said. “Every time I stopped, I tried different dishes and every time, I was astonished. I love food. I love to eat and I love the taste of it. They have a great variety of food that I like.”

The menu at Noodles & Company offers both familiar and global-inspired dishes from around the world that will satisfy a range of taste buds. Noodles & Company’s features stuffed pasta dishes like roasted garlic cream tortellini, which is a cheese-filled tortellini in light roasted garlic and onion cream sauce with zucchini, mushrooms and spinach and is finished with MontAmoré cheese and parsley. The menu also features classic noodle dishes such as shrimp scampi, buttered noodles and spaghetti and meatballs.

For those who live for macaroni and cheese, Noodles & Company four different dishes, including a Wisconsin mac & cheese, which is a blend of cheddar and jack cheeses, cream and elbow macaroni.

Saad said no matter what your taste buds prefer, Noodles & Company will have it for you.

“We have a great Wisconsin mac and cheese,” Saad said. “In terms of Asian flavor, we have the spicy Korean beef noodles, pad thai… it’s a variety.”

If noodles aren’t your thing, Saad suggested the salads, which include the grilled chicken Caesar, chicken Veracruz salad and the med salad with chicken.

“We have great looking and great tasting salads,” Saad said.

Whether you are already a regular or will eventually become one, the restaurant rewards that loyalty for those who are Noodles & Company Rewards members. Rewards members can earn points for every dollar spent at the restaurant, receive exclusive offers, get sneak-peeks on new menu additions, along with other perks.

Saad has big expectations when it comes to the customer’s experience and encourages people who come to Noodles & Company to try something new.

“When they walk in, I want them to look and taste the flavors in their eyes,” Saad said. “There’s a lot of flavors on that menu. I’m sure they’re going to come in and taste every flavor of our dishes.”

Noodles & Company officially opens its doors on Wednesday, Jan. 19, and is located at 116 Loyola Dr. in Myrtle Beach, just across from Wild Birds Unlimited and Murphy’s Law Sports Bar on U.S. 17.

Noodles & Company will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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And just like that ... Myrtle Beach gets a little shade on HBO’s ‘Sex and the City’ reboot

In many ways, it’s unsurprising that Myrtle Beach was mentioned last week by one of the most famous TV shows ever set in New York City. But it is a little surprising that it took this long, considering that the Grand Strand’s summers are filled with tourists from the northeast.Myrtle Beach had a short, but poignant, mention during episode six of HBO’s “Sex and the City” reboot “And Just Like That...”If you haven’t watched the episode, stop reading here. Spoilers for how this stret...

In many ways, it’s unsurprising that Myrtle Beach was mentioned last week by one of the most famous TV shows ever set in New York City. But it is a little surprising that it took this long, considering that the Grand Strand’s summers are filled with tourists from the northeast.

Myrtle Beach had a short, but poignant, mention during episode six of HBO’s “Sex and the City” reboot “And Just Like That...”

If you haven’t watched the episode, stop reading here. Spoilers for how this stretch of sand stepped into the limelight follow below.

Miranda Hobbes, who has befriended her new Columbia University law professor Dr. Nya Wallace (actress Karen Pittman), sits down for coffee with Wallace to discuss an upcoming plan to open a home for displaced women and children. As Wallace is showing Hobbes photos of the construction, she gets a call from her husband, Andrea Rashad.

As soon as she answers the call, Wallace turns sullen as she discusses dinner plans for later that week before she jumps off the phone quickly.

Hobbes (actress Cynthia Nixon) notices the change in tone and asks, “What?”

Wallace, dryly, says, “Nobody has time for a casual dinner with Andre Rashad’s best friend and his wife, ‘Fertile Myrtle.’”

Up until this point, the show had told the story of how Wallace had struggled to get pregnant, including going through two difficult (and expensive) rounds of in vitro fertilization. Learning that she would be having dinner with a couple that has now had “two babies in three years” and never stops talking about their children was not high on Wallace’s list of fun things to do.

Hobbes recommends that Wallace, not known for being shy, just try to control the conversation and not “let ‘Fertile Myrtle’ go there.”

“I’ve tried Miranda, you don’t know ‘Fertile Myrtle,’” Wallace replies with exasperation.

Hobbes laughs and asks, “What’s her real name?”

And Wallace, unflinchingly, says, “Myrtle. She was conceived in Myrtle Beach.”

While this was the first time Myrtle Beach was directly mentioned on the show, there was another (much, much more famous) moment of significance from earlier in the season that can be tied back to the Grand Strand.

During the first episode, John James “Mr. Big” Preston (actor Chris Noth) died from a heart attack after he finished a Peloton ride with his favorite instructor, “Allegra.” It was a dramatic scene that led to frustration and had fans wondering online over whether the show was trying to blame exercise for causing heart problems. Some wondered whether Peloton could sue over its representation by the show, and the fitness company ultimately put out response ad showing a revived Big sitting on a couch with Allegra.

“Shall we take another ride?” Noth asks in the ad. “Life’s too short not to.”

Allegra wasn’t just any random actor, however. In real life, her name is Jess King, and she is an actual fitness instructor for Peloton. She teaches cycling and treadmill classes for the company. Oh, and she’s from Myrtle Beach, according to the New York Post.

“Jess is a charismatic instructor with a boundless energy and passion for movement. With a background in dance, performance and fitness, Jess grew up down South and moved to NYC to commit to a career in wellness,” King’s Peloton biography says.

And just like that ... Myrtle Beach got a little more famous.

This story was originally published January 10, 2022 2:33 PM.

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