Trees enhance our Town with natural beauty and provide benefits to our neighborhoods by reducing air pollution; filtering dust; reducing noise; providing cooling shade; preventing soil erosion; improving surface drainage; and minimizing flooding. It is for these reasons that the Town of Mount Pleasant promotes the protection of existing trees and for the replacement and planting of new trees.
Tree species appropriate for our region are listed and categorized in our Code of Ordinances. If you need information on what trees would be appropriate to plant in your yard or guidance on appropriate replacement trees, please see section 156.201 or our ordinance.
The Town of Mount Pleasant has been a proud recipient of the Tree City USA designation since 1989.
As part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability, Dominion Energy has begun pruning trees across portions of the Town of Mount Pleasant. The project will extend across approximately 28 miles of overhead distribution lines throughout the Town.
Gunnison Tree Specialists will be the contractor performing the work. Dominion Energy will notify property owners by mail or email approximately two weeks prior to the start of trimming in their area. This maintenance tree trimming plays a critical role in keeping the lights on every day and maintaining a safe, resilient and reliable electric system.
Residents can contact Dominion Energy SC Customer Service at (800) 251-7234 with questions about tree trimming, or visit www.dominionenergysc.com/treetrimming to learn more about the program.