Education & Outreach, Events, and Partnerships

education and outreach

An important component of the Take Root Program is education and outreach. The Town has a great deal of resources on its website that is continuously updated and expanded.

Benefits of Tree Planting

  • Improved air quality
  • Cooler summers from shade
  • Erosion control
  • Flood mitigation
  • Increased property values
  • Protecting Biodiversity

Tree Planting Resources

  1. Liz Boyles

    Neighborhood Livability Division Chief

  2. Planning

    Physical Address
    100 Ann Edwards Lane
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    Phone: (843) 884-1229

Take Root EventsTAKING ROOT

Take Root Events are a community tree give-a-way initiative designed to encourage residents to take an active role in beautifying our Town and addressing the challenges of growth. Further, the intent is to provide education and to encourage our citizens to plant responsibly. Planning Staff volunteers their time to work at these events throughout the year. To date, the Town has given away over 3,000 trees, a variety of all native species. Take Root Events include the following: 

  • Farmers Market
  • Children’s Day Festival
  • Sweetgrass Basket Festival
  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • Arbor Day Activities  

  The Town has given away 3,264 seedlings during the various events throughout the year.

Team up with your neighbors to Take Root Mount Pleasant!  Consider the impact if we all took up the challenge to plant another tree. Take Root Mount Pleasant! Use the hashtag #TakeRootMP on Instagram and Facebook when you share photos of your newly planted tree!

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The Town has a talented staff credentialed in the areas of Landscape Architecture and Municipal Specialist Certified Arborist that works in partnership with organizations and businesses throughout the community to ensure the success of the Take Root Mount Pleasant program including: 

  • East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies
  • Laing Middle School
  • Pinckney Elementary School
  • Lucy Beckham High School
  • Town of Mount Pleasant Youth Council
  • Cultural Arts and Pride Commission
  • South Carolina – Arbor Day Foundation
  • Dominion Energy – Nonstandard service fund agreement