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News Release

Sea Pines Community Services Associates, Inc. Removing Decaying Trees Along Plantation Drive In Sea Pines

Release Date: February 7, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

Sea Pines Community Services Associates, Inc. (CSA) has begun the process of removing 42 trees along Plantation Drive in Sea Pines. Removal work of the remaining dozen or so trees will continue next week.

"CSA made the decision to remove the trees following recommendations from three independent arborists," said Rocky Browder, an Environmental Planner with the Town of Hilton Head Island. 

Browder said the arborists assessed the health of more than 300 oak, gum, pine and palm trees along Plantation Drive and determined that 46 of them needed to be removed due to decay resulting from the age of the trees and impact from numerous weather events such as Hurricane Matthew. The decayed trees are considered hazardous.  After further review, an arborist and Town staff determined only 42 trees have to be cut down. CSA will monitor the condition of remaining trees and replant new trees as part of its tree mitigation plan, as its budget allows.

Tree removal work will be ongoing through February 14th, weather permitting.

Intermittent closures along Plantation Drive may be necessary to complete this work and flag persons will be present as needed to control traffic. Please contact CSA directly at info@csaseapines.com or 843-671-1343 for questions regarding this project.