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* Pre-registration for the following events is closed. All remaining trees for the events listed below are first-come, first-served at each location. *

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TreesUpstate has given away over 12,000 trees thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation!  And we’re giving away another 3000+ this January-May 2022.



Travelers Rest Tree Giveaway

Friday, February 11, 12pm-3pm
Trailblazer Park
235 Trailblazer Dr
Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Greer Tree Giveaway

Friday, February 25, 3pm-6pm
East Riverside Park
1155 S Suber Rd
Greer, SC 29650

Spartanburg Tree Giveaway

Friday, March 25, 12pm-3pm
Hatcher Gardens
832 John B White Sr Blvd
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Seneca Tree Giveaway

Friday, April 8, 3pm-6pm
Shaver Recreation Complex
698 W South 4th St
Seneca, SC 29678

Berea Tree Giveaway

Saturday, April 9, 9am-11am
Westside Park
2700 W Blue Ridge Dr
Greenville, SC 29611

Duncan Tree Giveaway

Saturday, April 16, 9am-11am
Tyger River Park
179 Dillard Rd
Duncan, SC 29334

Simpsonville Tree Giveaway

Friday, April 22, 3pm-6pm
Simpsonville Senior and Activity Center
310 West Curtis St
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Greenville Drive Giveaway – on Concourse

Friday, April 22, 6pm-after fireworks
Greenville Drive Stadium
Concourse – Field St and Main St Gates
945 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Anderson Tree Giveaway

Saturday, April 23, 9am-11am
Anderson County Farmers Market
402 N Murray Ave
Anderson, SC 29625

Duke World of Energy

Saturday, May 7, 9am-11am
7812 Rochester Hwy,
Seneca, SC 29672


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First-come, first-serve trees of each species will be available at each event. Each household is eligible for 2 trees. 

Species Available while supplies last: redbud, red maple, pawpaw, persimmon, Eastern red cedar, tulip poplar, blackgum, shumard oak, swamp white oak, overcup oak, swamp chestnut oak, nuttall oak, baldcypress


TreesUpstate’s Energy-Saving Trees and Storm ReLEAF

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 11,000 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.




What tree species are available? A variety of urban hardy trees are available.  Species lists are posted when giveaway events are posted. 

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.