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TreesUpstate’s Energy-Saving Trees and Storm ReLEAF

Planting season is October – March.  Check back later this summer for Fall 2021 Tree Giveaway dates.

TreesUpstate is a 501 c3 founded in 2005.  This is a TreesUpstate program made possible by a grant from The Duke Energy Foundation.  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 10,000 trees!

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.

Planting season is October – March.  Check back in the Fall of 2021 for Upcoming Events.

FAQ’s

What tree species are available? A variety or urban hardy trees are available.  Check back in the fall of 2021 for a species list.

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 https://design.itreetools.org/. 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.