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Any school located in Greenville or Spartanburg County can apply to partner with TreesUpstate on a School Tree Planting.

Spartanburg County?

Yes!  Spartanburg!  We’re excited to be partnered with The Noble Tree Foundation and to expand the scope of our mission to the Upstate.  Together, we will plant 100 trees at Spartanburg County Schools this upcoming school year.

How does it work?

Step 1:  Someone from your school needs to submit a partnership request.  Complete this short survey now to get started.

Step 2:  TreesUpstate’s Forestry Staff will work with your designated school staff or faculty member to plan and organize a tree planting at your school. TreesUpstate will help you select the right tree for the right place.  A site visit with you will help us draft a landscape plan.  Once approved by your Principal you’ll submit the final plan with your DFK (if applicable) to the school district.

When do we plant?

Our planting season is October – March.  Quite often TreesUpstate works with a teacher and does educational tree plantings during the school day with student all of their classes.  When we plant with students, we typically plant 1 tree per class unless it’s high school.  High School students can plant more than one tree per class.  Due to the high volume of our educational planting requests, we cannot plant multiple weekdays at one school.  When 17-25 trees are being planted, we’ll plant on a Saturday morning from 9am to 11:30am.

On planting day, we’ll bring tools and and gloves. We start with a tree planting demonstration to teach everyone how to properly plant and mulch a tree.

How much does it cost us to participate?

Trees are provided FREE to schools.  All we ask is that you recognize us as a Community Partner at the level of our donation of trees and time.  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.

When do we plant trees?

Our planting season is October-­March.