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TreesUpstate’s Energy-Saving Trees and Storm ReLEAF

Trees help save on energy, reduce utility bills, and help clean the water and air throughout the Upstate. Thanks to Duke Energy, TreesUpstate has given away over 8,000 trees!

FREE TREES are first-come, first-served trees available at all spring 2021 events. 2 trees/household.

We will have over 100 trees that are available while supplies last at each event. 

Scroll down for more event details, e.g., time and location on these upcoming events:

  • 4/17 in Walhalla
  • 4/22 and 4/23 in Greenville
  • 4/30 in Greenville

TreesUpstate is a 501c3.  This is a TreesUpstate program made possible by a grant from The Duke Energy Foundation.

TreesUpstate’s Upcoming Event Details


April 17th, 12pm to 4pm, Main Street to Mountains event on Short St., Walhalla SC.  Use this GPS address to find it: 13 Short St., Walhalla SC 29691.


April 22nd, 11am-2pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm, Kilgore Lewis House Earth Day Celebration @ 560 N Academy St, Greenville, SC 29601

April 23rd, 11am-2pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm, Kilgore Lewis House Earth Day Celebration @ 560 N Academy St, Greenville, SC 29601

April 30th, 11am-1pm, Conestee Park/Baseball Stadium, 840 Mauldin Rd., Greenville SC 29607

Grow benefits that last a lifetime.

  • Reduce energy costs
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce air pollution
  • By planting the right tree in the right place, you can reduce energy consumption by up to 20% each year.


What tree species are available? sweetbay magnolia, red maple, pignut hickory, black tupelo a.k.a. blackgum, American linden a.k.a. basswood, ginkgo, swamp white oak, overcup oak, white oak, shumard oak, bald cypress

Will they fit in my car?  Yes

Do I need a truck or trailer to pick them up? No

How many trees can we get? 2 per household

How big will they get at maturity?  Mature height and width vary by species.  Medium trees by definition are up to 50′ tall.  Large canopy trees are > 50′ tall.  If you do not have an overhead utility conflict, height is not applicable.  All of these trees are urban hardy.  

Does it matter where I live?  These trees will be available to everyone in Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, Greenville, and Spartanburg Counties.

How do I plant the tree? We provide a planting instructions tag with every tree. You can also review tree planting resources on our Resources Page

How can I calculate how much energy I can save with a new tree? Go to i-Tree is a free online software that helps calculate the economic value of trees. 

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Energy Saving Trees is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation.  This program is locally  administered by TreesUpstate and presented by Duke Energy.