Neighborhood Plantings

Home > About Us > What We Do > Neighborhood Plantings

Neighborhood Tree Plantings

Does your neighborhood need trees? TreesUpstate is currently accepting neighborhood applications for tree plantings this Fall 2019 – March 2020. Click here to Register your neighborhood now!

Plant in Your Yard

We’re accepting applications for trees plantings in your neighborhood!

Any neighborhood located in Greenville County can apply to partner with TreesUpstate on a ReLEAF Community Tree Planting.

Where do we plant?

Together with homeowners and volunteers, we plant on private and public property.  We plant in front yards, back yards, side yards, and neighborhood green spaces.  We do not plant in SC DOT right of way.  We do not plant in City of Greenville right of way.

How does it work?

Step 1:  Someone from your neighborhood (maybe you) applies to be selected for a community tree planting.

Step 2:  TreesUpstate’s Forestry Staff will work with your Resident Coordinator to plan and organize a community tree planting. TreesGreenville will help each participating resident select the right tree for the right place. On planting day, we’ll bring tools and be there to train community volunteers. Trees beautify a neighborhood.  Trees also increase property value, lower monthly energy bills, and improve air quality.

How much does it cost us to participate?

TreesUpstate provides a match for all tree plantings. The full cost to TreesUpstate to plant one tree is $200+.  This includes site visits, site analysis, site planning, species selection, nursery stock selection, trees, soil, mulch, amendments, project management, and tree installation.  There is a sliding scale Fee-for-Tree you will be responsible for that is based on home value.  Trees are provided free to participating residents in communities being revitalized in low to moderate income neighborhoods.

The sliding scale fee-for-tree

In neighborhoods being revitalized with mixed demographics (i.e., demolish and rebuilds) the cost for each resident varies based on the home value.  Some of the trees may be FREE.  Some of the trees may have a fee.

In neighborhoods where all of the homes have similar values, the fee is based on an average for the neighborhood.

TreesUpstate Sliding Scale

The Fee-for-Tree

If Your Home Value or Average is                      Then Your Cost to Participate is:
< $144,999                                                                          FREE Tree / No Cost

$145,000 to $175,999                                                       $20 / 15 gallon tree

$176,000 to $215,999                                                       $45 / 15 gallon tree

$216,000 to $264,000                                                     $85 / 15 gallon tree

>$264,000                                                                          $100 / 15 gallon tree

When do we plant trees?

Our planting season is October-­March.

Spring 2019 Species list

Small Medium Large
    1. Little Gem magnolia
    1. Teddy Bear magnolia
    1. Nellie Stevens holly
    1. Forest Pansy redbud
    1. Hearts of Gold redbud
    1. Rising Sun redbud
    1. Serviceberry
    1. Fringetree
    1. Prairifire crabapple
    1. Japanese snowbell
    1. Autumnalis cherry
    1. Okame cherry
    1. Purple leaf plum
    1. Cherokee Brave dogwood
  1. Cherokee Princess dogwood
    1. Autumn Blaze red maple
    1. Red Sunset red maple
    1. October Glory red maple
    1. Wildfire blackgum
    1. Green Gable blackgum
    1. Ginkgo
    1. River birch (single stem)
    1. American hornbeam
    1. American hophornbeam
    1. Bracken Browns Beauty magnolia
    1. American holly
    1. Eastern red cedar
    1. Chinese pistache
    1. Carolina Sapphire Arizona cypress
    1. Overcup oak
  1. Carolina silverbell
    1. White oak
    1. Pin oak
    1. Willow oak
    1. Chestnut oak
    1. Nuttall oak
    1. Sawtooth oak
    1. Chinkapin oak
    1. Allee elm
    1. Tulip poplar
    1. London planetree
  1. Shawnee Brave baldcypress

Planting in the right of way

If you live within the city limits of Greenville and would like to plant in city or DOT right of way, contact the City of Greenville.  TreesGreenville and our community tree planting programs are not part of the City of Greenville. TreesUpstate is a 501 c3.  We are not the City of Greenville and our program is not a program of the City of Greenville.