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TreesUpstate,formerly known as TreesGreenville, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005. Our mission is to plant, promote, and protect trees in and around Greenville County.

We plant trees in parks, schools, and neighborhoods.

We promote the benefits of trees.

We protect trees by teaching people how to properly plant and maintain a healthy urban and community forest.

TreesUpstate volunteers have helped plant more than 6,400 trees  and logged over 12,000 hours.

TreesUpstate carries out our mission with two distinct planting programs: ReLEAF NeighborWoods and the Legacy Tree Project. NeighborWoods and the Legacy Tree Project increase shaded areas in and around Greenville County and maximize the benefits trees provide.  We protect trees through our Tree Keepers program and Tree Care Crews.

Why TreesUpstate?

At maturity, the benefits of the trees we have already planted:

  • can remove 78,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, each year
  • can capture up to 1.5 million gallons of stormwater runoff, each year
  • will remove about 30,000 pounds of: ozone, dust, ash, smoke, and nitrogen oxides, each year
  • can remove the equivalent of 33 million miles of car emissions, each year