Trees


​​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.
​The Town of Mount Pleasant has been a proud recipient of the Tree City USA designation since 1989.
For more information on tree requirements, download our residential tree brochure.

Dominion Energy To Begin Pruning Trees Across Portions of  Mount Pleasant

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As part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety   and electric system reliability, Dominion Energy will   begin pruning trees across portions of the Town of   Mount Pleasant later this month. 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. Customers will be notified by mail or email prior to the start of trimming in their area. 

This maintenance trimming plays a critical role in keeping the lights on every day and in 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.

Changes to the Building Permit and Stormwater and Tree Preservation Applications slated for March 1st.

Beginning March 1, 2020, applicants will no longer need to separately apply for a Stormwater and Tree Preservation Permit in addition to a building permit--the two applications are being combined into one submittal. This will mean that the same site plan is being reviewed for compliance with stormwater, tree preservation,  and building code requirements.  This will streamline the process and provide better efficiency for the applicant.  A Stormwater and Tree Preservation permit will still be issued separate from the building permit to allow preparation of the lot prior to starting construction.  

Building permit applications can be found on the Building Inspections applications and form page. 

For more information or questions, please contact Christina Springston, Development Services Coordinator at cspringston@tompsc.com or by calling 843-884-5184.  

HOW CAN WE HELP?


​I want to remove a tree or trees on my property. 
​​The Town of Mount Pleasant protects certain size and species of tree and removal of these trees require a permit.  Please see section 156.225, Provisions for Tree Removal for species and size requirements, or call the Planning Department if you have questions.  Approval for removal can be obtained by submitting a Tree Removal Request for an Existing Structure form can be submitted online through our website. The removal request form must be submitted by the property owner.​
I am building a house, addition, pool, shed, or other structure and might need to remove a tree or trees.​​
There are new requirements regarding encroachment and/or removal of protected trees for single family lots.  Beginning March 1, 2019, a Single Family Stormwater Management and Tree Protection Permit is now required prior to removal of a tree, land disturbance, or construction.  ​A site plan showing a current tree survey, footprint of the structure, zoning information, and land contours is required to be submitted with a building permit application.  Once approved, the Stormwater Management and Tree Protection Permit will be issued. 
There is a tree in the right-of-way that needs to be trimmed.
​Report low-lying tree limbs to the Public Services Department.
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  1. Tree Inquiries

    Phone: 843-884-1229

  2. Planning and Engineering


    Physical Address
    100 Ann Edwards Lane
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.