Emerald Award: Nomination Form

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Online Nomination Form: 2019 TreesUpstate Emerald Award

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 14, 2019.  Use the form below to submit online.

TreesUpstate is seeking nominations for our Emerald Award. The Emerald Award will be given to recognize innovative methods that plant, promote, and/or protect trees. We are requesting nominations describing projects, programs, initiatives that go above and beyond the minimum standards and requirements.

The Emerald Award nominations are to be submitted online before October 14, 2019 11:59 EST.  The Emerald Award Winner will be announced in the Upstate Business Journal. TreesUpstate will personalize a unique marketing opportunity to highlight the Award Winner’s impact.

Eligibility Requirements

The award may be presented to any business, municipality, agency, organization or individual based in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, Anderson, or Oconee County.

The nominee must be in an industry related field.  This includes and is not limited to: Developers, Builders, Civil Engineers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Municipal or Government Employees, Individuals.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. The online form below must be submitted before October 14, 2019 @ 11:59 EST to be considered for the 2019 Emerald Award.  We strongly recommend preparing your answers  in a saved word document.
  2. You will receive an email from us within 2 business days confirming that we received your online nomination.
  3. A nomination will remain valid for 2 years.
  4. If you need to submit supporting documents please email them to info@treesupstate.org and use “Emerald Award” as the subject line.
  5. If you have questions please contact Joelle Teachey at 864-313-0765 or jteachey@treesupstate.org.

Award Considerations



In recognition of how the existing tree canopy enhances the quality of life in the upstate of South Carolina, TreesUpstate is asking for your help nominating individuals, builders/developers, and businesses who demonstrate the proper protection of existing trees on a developed site. TreesUpstate is committed to planting trees for the future of the upstate and understands that it is also important to maintain the current canopy for storm water, clean air and beauty of our region.

The considerations for this award will recognize efforts on site plans that show design and infrastructure around areas designated as tree protection areas. Projects may involve assistance from an arborist or landscape architect to help define adequate protection of critical root zones. Tree protection barriers would be properly installed and maintained through out the project. At the end of a successful project, the trees will be left in good health and properly maintained so that all their benefits are maximized.

A mature  tree can capture ___Gallons of storm water, CO2, Increase property values.

Please use the form below to let us know who you are nominating and why.

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