Tree Trimming in West Ashley
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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!
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?
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Tree Trimming in West Ashley
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 West Ashley
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:
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.
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.
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 West Ashley 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.
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.
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 West Ashley
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 West Ashley
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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Bank of South Carolina Corporation Announces Second Quarter Earnings
Bank of South Carolina Corporation
CHARLESTON, S.C., July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,668,684, or $0.30 and $0.29 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 – an increase of $167,661, or 11.17%, from earnings for the quarter ended June 30,...
CHARLESTON, S.C., July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,668,684, or $0.30 and $0.29 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 – an increase of $167,661, or 11.17%, from earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 of $1,501,023, or $0.27 and $0.26 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively. Unaudited earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2021 increased $456,555, or 15.11%, to $3,478,759 compared to $3,022,204 for the six months ended June 20, 2020. Annualized returns on average assets and average equity for the six months ended June 30, 2021 were 1.27% and 12.80%, respectively, compared with June 30, 2020 annualized returns on average assets and average equity of 1.28% and 11.46%, respectively.
Fleetwood S. Hassell, President of the Bank of South Carolina, stated, "Operating with the lowest margins in recent decades, our industry has managed to move forward in large part the result of fee income generated from the Paycheck Protection Program and mortgage originations. This has been the case as well for the Bank of South Carolina. Combined with exceptional management of operating expenses, our second quarter and year-to-date performance has exceeded our expectations and profit plan. Our challenge is to deploy the massive amounts of liquidity accumulated over the past 18 months into higher yielding assets. Current loan demand remains tepid and yields low. However, we will not compromise the lending standards upon which we have built the bank over the past 34 ½ years. Asset quality remains our focus.
The Federal Reserve has hinted at increasing rates in the next 24 months or so as they continue to balance their mandate of unemployment and inflation (transitory or not). We will stay the course with strong financial performance and look forward to the second half of the year."
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About Bank of South Carolina Corporation
The Bank of South Carolina Corporation is the holding company of The Bank of South Carolina ("The Bank"). The Bank is a South Carolina state-chartered bank with offices in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community and has been in continuous operation since 1987. Our website is www.banksc.com. Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "BKSC".
SOURCE Bank of South Carolina Corporation
Getting blunt about Delta-8 in Charleston, SC
Have you heard of Delta-8? No, we aren’t talking about the airline company, but it could make you take flight. Today we are breaking down the 411 on the agricultural product known as Delta-8 that has been growing on SC. ...
Have you heard of Delta-8? No, we aren’t talking about the airline company, but it could make you take flight.
Today we are breaking down the 411 on the agricultural product known as Delta-8 that has been growing on SC.
What is it?
We don’t want to get in the weeds, so Delta-8 is 1 of 140+ compounds found in cannabis that has become increasingly popular due to the similarity to Delta-9 (aka tetrahydrocannabinol, the scientific name for THC). Delta-9 users have been known to experience feelings of happiness, increased hunger, symptom relief, and more.
Basically, the 2 cannabinoids have similar chemical structures + their names.
Is it legal in SC?
Currently, South Carolina has not banned Delta-8 + it is available locally. According to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, the hemp plant is legal to grow in the state with proper permits; however, it has to have a THC level below .3%. Anything above that is illegal in the state, for now.
Where can you find it locally?
I Heart CBD, North Charleston, West Ashley, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant locations — Flower, vape accessories + gummies
Charleston Hemp Collective, 473 King St. — Gummies, bath products, tinctures, coffee + tea
Fatty’s Beer Works, 1436 Meeting St. — Vending machine filled with gummies, oil + vape cartridges
CBD Social, 507 1/2 King St., — Gummies + vape accessories
Dispute over Long Savannah wetland permits ends in settlement
A challenge to the Long Savannah development has been settled after the builders of the 3,000-acre complex agreed to adjust their plans to avoid some wetlands destruction. The settlement, provided to The Post and Courier, says builders will avoid filling or excavating another 50 acres of wetlands on the project. Before, the proposal had called for the disruption of 209 acres across its entire span. Developers have rights to build 4,500 homes in total on the West Ashley land, at the edges of Charleston’s suburbs. The proje...
A challenge to the Long Savannah development has been settled after the builders of the 3,000-acre complex agreed to adjust their plans to avoid some wetlands destruction.
The settlement, provided to The Post and Courier, says builders will avoid filling or excavating another 50 acres of wetlands on the project. Before, the proposal had called for the disruption of 209 acres across its entire span.
Developers have rights to build 4,500 homes in total on the West Ashley land, at the edges of Charleston’s suburbs. The project also includes conserved green space in large city and county parks, but successive floods in existing neighborhoods nearby brought fresh scrutiny to the plans and their affects on the area, including around flood-prone Church Creek.
With the settlement, “We feel its a better project than when it first popped up,” said Andrew Wunderley of Charleston Waterkeeper.
That group along with the S.C. Wildlife Federation and Sierra Club challenged a state certification of the building plan.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that addresses the collective thoughts and ideas associated with a community plan that improves the Church Creek drainage system and conserves over 1,800 acres of land,” developer Taylor Bush wrote in an email.
Other components of the agreement include requirements that builders remove some older roadbeds to allow water to flow across the area in a more natural way. The land has been altered many times in history already, for logging and phosphate mining, once a booming business in the Lowcountry.
Developers will also make a one-time donation of $250,000 to a trust that will fund water-management projects in the three drainage basins that the development covers. A similar trust was set up to settle a separate environmental lawsuit earlier this year, centering on plastic pollution in Charleston Harbor.
Wetlands provide important wildlife habitat and serve as sponges that absorb and filter water. They are protected by state and federal rules. In addition to settling a state-level dispute, the agreement waives the rights of the three environmental groups to challenge the Long Savannah plan as developers seek future permits from the Army Corps of Engineers, which runs the federal wetland protection program.
The developers will be required to mitigate the destruction of the remaining 159 acres of wetlands with restoration work elsewhere.
“We were somewhat leery that we would have success in getting the certification stopped at the state level and the permit stopped at the Corps level,” said Steve Gilbert, a consultant for the Wildlife Federation.
Benjamin Cunningham, an attorney representing that group and the Sierra Club, said there was relief an agreement had been reached, but concern lingered over how the work will affect the area.
The groups may weigh in, however, when builders bring more complete stormwater designs to the city of Charleston. The rules for how to store and drain rainfall are particularly strict in the Church Creek basin, where part of the project is located.
“We wanted to maintain our ability to raise some issues with the changing climate and perhaps changing habitat,” said Cunningham, who works for the South Carolina Environmental Law Project.
South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club prepares for nationals
MOUNT PLEASANT – The South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club has a chance to bring home some serious hardware. The club team based in Mount Pleasant won six games in seven days from June 18 to 24 to claim the Southern Regional Championship in a field of 11 other teams and advance to the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship against the three other regional victors (Far West, Midwest, and Eastern). The competition is scheduled for the week of July 19 in Tampa. The Surf defeated teams from states...
MOUNT PLEASANT – The South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club has a chance to bring home some serious hardware.
The club team based in Mount Pleasant won six games in seven days from June 18 to 24 to claim the Southern Regional Championship in a field of 11 other teams and advance to the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship against the three other regional victors (Far West, Midwest, and Eastern).
The competition is scheduled for the week of July 19 in Tampa.
The Surf defeated teams from states such as North Carolina, Texas and Florida to advance to nationals, and also won the S.C. state championships back in May, which qualified it for regionals.
“It’s pretty incredible (with) the amount of hard work, grit and determination,” Surf U14 head coach Andy Grist said. “…They really showed a lot of defensive qualities for that tournament that really helped and won them the tournament.”
The South Carolina Surf has 14 teams total from boys and girls U13 to U19, and seven of them won state championships, including U13, U14, U15 and U19 girls, and U13, U14 and U19 boys. The U14 girls were the only Surf club to make it out of regionals and advance to nationals.
Leading the way for the U14 Surf defensively were team captains Addysen Cole and Claudia Hassell, an outside back from West Ashley and a center back from Mount Pleasant, respectively.
“I’m beyond excited,” Cole said of going to nationals. “It’s so unreal and I can’t wait. I’m really proud of everyone on my team.”
Being captains, both players knew that other players on the team would look up to them.
“I always like to be positive with my teammates and make sure that we have all communicated, and I like to think of each other as family,” Hassell said. “We all like to lift each other up and just make sure that everybody is on the same page, and we just like to get everybody hyped up with music; just get everybody ready for each and every game.”
Leading the way for the Surf offensively in regionals were Zoey Molten and with four goals and Callah Dando with two. Maddy Gwozdo poured in six assists and Molten added two assists of her own.
The team is made up of players from the Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach areas, and one of those players from the latter is center midfielder Lilah Jennings from Murrells Inlet, who contributed a goal and an assist in regionals.
“It was mostly our preparation,” Jennings said of the team being able to come out on top at regionals. “We always tried to stay hydrated and we always lifted each other up when we were down. Or when we got a goal scored on us, we were always like, ‘Come on, we got this.’”
The other player on the team from the Myrtle Beach area is Grayson Williams, who did not play at regionals but will be joining the squad for nationals.
Cole, Hassell and Jennings also gave a lot of credit to their coaches, including Grist and assistant coaches Tim Kelly and Michelle Ying, and their parents for the support.
Cole is appreciative for the parents doing things like buying them last-minute Clif Bars and chocolate milk, Jennings appreciated all the scrimmages and training sessions Grist set up for them to prepare the team for nationals and Hassell enjoyed when the team would circle up for a prayer before every game.
Grist said he is grateful to First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department for providing the team with playing venues.
Safety analysis of North Charleston roadway part of pedestrian bridge study
NORTH CHARLESTON — A roadway is being targeted for safety improvements after hundreds of residents petitioned county leaders to look into ways to make the street more suitable for bikers and pedestrians. Charleston County Council voted July 27 to approve a traffic study of Azalea Drive that will examine improving bike and pedestrian access along the 3-mile long North Charleston street. Called a road diet study, the Azalea Drive analysis has been rolled into the county’s $175,000 Better North Bridge study, which Coun...
NORTH CHARLESTON — A roadway is being targeted for safety improvements after hundreds of residents petitioned county leaders to look into ways to make the street more suitable for bikers and pedestrians.
Charleston County Council voted July 27 to approve a traffic study of Azalea Drive that will examine improving bike and pedestrian access along the 3-mile long North Charleston street.
Called a road diet study, the Azalea Drive analysis has been rolled into the county’s $175,000 Better North Bridge study, which County Council voted July 27 to pay for with transportation sales tax money.
The North Bridge study is exploring conceptual designs for a pedestrian bridge that would run adjacent to the traffic bridge on S.C. Highway 7.
The county’s Public Works department will complete the Azalea Drive study, and staff will present the results to County Council.
The county’s decision to fund the safety analysis comes after mobility advocacy nonprofit Charleston Moves spearheaded a petition in June that garnered more than 200 signatures from people calling attention the road’s lack of accommodations for cyclists and pedestrians.
Advocates pointed to the section of the roadway that runs between Leeds and Cosgrove Avenues. The stretch doesn’t have a dedicated space for bikers, said Katie Zimmerman, executive director of Charleston Moves.
The intersection of Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive is also problematic, Zimmerman said. The intersection’s nonfunctioning crossing signals and faded crosswalks pose safety hazards, she said. The intersection is home to an elementary school, neighborhood grocery and bus stops.
“I think it’s dangerous,” Zimmerman said. “There’s a constant movement of vehicles at that intersection. You’re never sure, as a person on a bike, when it’s safe to go.”
The traffic study of Azalea Drive will analyze the possibility of restriping Azalea from four travel lanes to two, and installing a center turn lane and a bike lane on each side of the road.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation would include the restriping in its upcoming resurfacing project along Azalea Drive, the county said.
The road diet study is expected to be completed in August.
“If the results are favorable, the SCDOT will fund the final plans and complete the construction,” said County Spokeswoman Taylor Green.
The Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive crossing will also tie into the new pedestrian bridge, which would run across the Ashley River and connect West Ashley to North Charleston.
Charleston County is developing a conceptual design and hopes to obtain funding through the federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant.
Richard Turner, the county’s deputy director for public works, has said the location of the new bridge would be to the right of those driving from West Ashley to North Charleston along the North Bridge.
The Azalea Road and Cosgrove Avenue intersection will play a key role in providing access to the structure, Zimmerman said.
“Azalea is gong to be the major connecting piece where the new bridge touches down,” she said. “Azalea is going to need to be made safe.”
The county’s North Bridge Study is a collaborative effort between the cities of Charleston and North Charleston, DOT, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments and Charleston Moves.
The bridge has claimed the lives of several individuals over the years.
There have been three total fatal collisions involving pedestrians or cyclists from 2017 to 2021, according to the state’s Department of Public Safety.
The department did not have Azalea Drive cyclist and walker fatality numbers available July 30.