Free Tree Giveaway

TreesUpstate has given away over 25,000 trees thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation!

Thanks to BMW Pro-Am, TD Bank NA, Enterprise Mobility, State Farm, and the Arbor Day Foundation, we’ve been able to give away over 28,000 trees total!

Check back for our spring Energy Saving Tree Giveaway Series the first week of January.

Calendar of Events:

Coming Soon…

Examples of Species Available at Past Events

(species selection depends on nursery availability): redbud, red maple, pawpaw, persimmon, Eastern red cedar, tulip poplar, blackgum, shumard oak, swamp white oak, overcup oak, swamp chestnut oak, nuttall oak, baldcypress

TreesUpstate’s Energy-Saving Trees and Storm ReLEAF

TreesUpstate is a 501 c3 founded in 2005. This is a TreesUpstate program made possible by a grant from The Duke Energy Foundation. Trees help save on energy, reduce utility bills, and help clean the water and air throughout the Upstate. Thanks to Duke Energy, TreesUpstate has given away over 24,000 trees!

Grow benefits that last a lifetime.

  • Reduce energy costs
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce air pollution
  • By planting the right tree in the right place, you can reduce energy consumption by up to 20% each year.


What tree species are available?

A variety of urban hardy trees are available. Species lists are posted when giveaway events are posted.

Will they fit in my car?


Do I need a truck or trailer to pick them up?


How many trees can we get?

2 per household

How big will they get at maturity?

Mature height and width vary by species. Medium trees by definition are up to 50′ tall. Large canopy trees are > 50′ tall. If you do not have an overhead utility conflict, height is not applicable. All of these trees are urban hardy.

Does it matter where I live?

These trees will be available to everyone in Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, Greenville, and Spartanburg Counties.

How do I plant the tree?

We provide a planting instructions tag with every tree. You can also review tree planting resources on our Resources Page.

How can I calculate how much energy I can save with a new tree?

Go to i-Tree is a free online software that helps calculate the economic value of trees.