Plant. Promote. Protect.

That’s our mission. And we invite you to join us in Canyon Ridge.

NeighborWoods is our community tree planting program. The focus is planting large and medium canopy trees in yards that provide community-wide benefits. Come learn more about tree opportunities for Canyon Ridge at upcoming Community Meeting.

Schedule an appointment with Evangeline Costa to get your free tree(s):

  • Fill out our google form (click the green button) OR
  • Contact Evangeline Costa at 864-399-0331
TreesUpstate - Evangeline Costa - Staff

Meet Evangeline Costa, TreesUpstate’s Community Outreach and Engagement Manager. Evangeline is passionate about bringing environmental resources to communities across the upstate. She organized a project in Creekside this fall to plant 130 new trees at no cost to the community. Evangeline’s favorite tree is a Southern magnolia.

Program Details

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Description

TreesUpstate invites Canyon Ridge to apply for our Neighborwoods program! The goal of this program is tree equity. This community tree planting initiative targets neighborhoods with little to no tree canopy. TreesUpstate will coordinate a neighborhood-wide tree planting event to install 15 gallon trees with volunteers on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) neighborhoods, Greenville Dreams, Habitat for Humanity neighborhoods and City of Greenville Special Interest neighborhoods always qualify! Previous Projects include Monaghan, Brutontown, Freetown, Sans Souci, Needmore, Abigail Springs, Saluda Bluffs, and Creekside.

Requirements

Find 12+ neighbors and plant 17-30 15-gallon trees in your neighborhood. Residents are responsible for marking private utilities which may include but are not limited to: water, sewer, & irrigation.

Cost

FREE to residents. Includes a 15-gallon tree, delivery, tree diaper for watering, site visit with a TreesUpstate staff member, SC811 call, project coordination, and volunteer installation. Tree replacements are not included, but we offer free 3 gallon trees several times a year through our Energy Saving Trees program.

Species Options

Evergreens

  • Southern magnolia
    • Teddy Bear
    • Little Gem
    • Bracken Browns Beauty
  • Carolina sapphire
  • Radicans cryptomeria

Large Canopy Trees

  • swamp white oak
  • Emerald City tulip poplar
  • badcypress

Small Flowering Trees

  • Forest Pansy redbud
  • fringetree (limited quantities)
Step 1

Join us for a Canyon Ridge Community Meeting on Thursday, January 19 at 6pm at Creekside Community Center, 775 Pleasantbrook Ct, Greer to learn more about a community tree planting opportunity.

Step 2

Schedule an appointment with Evangeline Costa, TreesUpstate’s Community Outreach & Engagement Manager, to choose the right tree for the right place. Book now through this google form or call Evangeline at 864-399-0331.

  • Book your appointment by 1/20
  • Appointments available January 31 and February 1
Step 3

Choose your FREE tree(s). Selection based on tree species locally available.

Step 4

Register to volunteer. Our tree planting day is tentatively Saturday, March 25 from 9am to noon. treesupstate.org/volunteer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a tree diaper?

A tree diaper is a watering mat that lays around the trunk of the tree under the mulch. The tree diaper can absorb rainwater and can retain water for up to one month, slowly dripping it into the root zone of the tree. It lasts for 5 years.

What kind of trees are available?

We plant over 50 different species and cultivars annually, but availability is determined by our partner nurseries. Examples of species we plant include: oak species, tulip poplar, black tupelo, american hornbeam, eastern red cedar, magnolia, & baldcypress. See the Species Options listed above for trees available for the Canyon Ridge project.

How many trees does one household qualify for?

One household can plant up to 2 15-gallon trees.

Can I request a specific species not on your list?

Typically, we cannot accommodate specific requests not on your neighborhood species list due to tree nursery availability.