West End Neighborhood Tree Giveaway

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TreesUpstate is in the West End! We’re coming to the West End on October 22 to give away FREE 3-gallon trees. Register for your tree(s) now. Registration required to get a free tree. Registration open through Sunday, October 9 at 11:59pm.



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TreesUpstate has given away over 16,000 trees thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation!  




Species Available:

  • swamp white oak
  • black tupelo
  • Eastern redbud
  • American hornbeam
  • baldcypress

  TreesUpstate’s Energy-Saving Trees  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 16,000 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.



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?  This event is for the West End neighborhood. Anyone can sign up for a free tree at our scheduled tree giveaways: treesupstate.org/freetrees

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.