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Legacy Tree Project

When there is enough root space and overhead space, we plant medium to large Legacy Trees.  Legacy Trees are canopy trees, such as many oaks and maples, that can live 100+ years if properly planted and maintained.  TreesUpstate is planting for the future by planting the right tree in the right place. If you are interested in working with TreesUpstate to plant trees at your school or business, please download and complete our Partnership Request Form

ReLEAF NeighborWoods

ReLEAF is our community tree planting initiative.  We plant on private and public property.  Any neighborhood in and around Greenville County can apply to partner with TreesUpstate on a planting in your community.  We provide free trees to participating residents in affordable housing NeighborWoods.  In other NeighborWoods, there is a fee for each tree which ranges from $25 to $100 per tree.  Step 1:  we need a Resident Coordinator.  Download and complete our Resident Coordinator Application.  

Tree Keepers

Tree Keepers was started in Greenville County as a state model to teach best management practices.  Sponsored by TreesUpstate, Clemson Cooperative Extension and Trees SC, this is now a state-wide program designed specifically for tree care professionals to further the health and vitality of our urban forest. There are 1 day workshops for industry professionals and a 5 week (10 hour) course for community members.  Learn more.

TreesUpstate Plantings

With the help of our corporate partners, donors, and volunteers, TreesUpstate has planted over 6,000 trees in parks, greenways, schools, and neighborhoods in and around Greenville County.  We’ve had over 350 planting events at 150+ sites.  We plant mostly native and urban hardy species.  We plant most Saturday’s October-March and we are always looking for volunteers to come plant with us.  Our plantings are funded through: our annual campaign, general donations, honorariums & memorials, grants, and our two annual events, ReLEAF Day and the Turkey Day 8k.  Donate Now.  Volunteer.

25,000 Trees in 10 Years

25,000 trees in 10 years is a public tree planting campaign launched in 2012.  The goal is to promote tree planting in and around Greenville County. Together, we have already planted over 15,000 trees in 6 years. Partners include: Duke Energy, Greenville County, The City of Greenville and the Greenville Tree Foundation, the City of Greer, the City of Fountain Inn, the City of Mauldin, the City of Simpsonville, the City of Travelers Rest, Greenville County Recreation, and TreesUpstate and Greenville County Residents. Residents of Greenville County can plant a tree and make it count.


K-12 Curriculum

TreesUpstate designed and installed Model Tree Gardens to serve as outdoor classrooms at: League Academy, Fountain Inn Elementary School, Sevier Middle School, and JL Mann High School. A former curriculum specialist and current Assistant Principal with Greenville County Schools developed an interdisciplinary K-12 curriculum for us based on what teachers were already teaching in their classrooms.  There is at least one lesson per grade level per subject area and related arts.  Do to copyrights on images, please email us for the pdf.