Free Tree Giveaway

TreesUpstate has given away over 21,000 trees thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation!

Thanks to BMW Pro-Am, TD Bank NA, and the Arbor Day Foundation, we’ve been able to give away over 24,000 trees total!

We’re giving away 4,000 trees this spring through Energy Saving Trees presented by Duke Energy. Limit 2 per household. Pre-registration is closed for ALL EVENTS. First-come, first-serve trees of all species will be available at ALL EVENTS.

2024 species: pawpaw, pecan, redbud, persimmon, Eastern red cedar, red maple, pignut hickory, tulip poplar, sweetbay magnolia, blackgum, overcup oak, white oak, and baldcypress.

Pre-Registration CLOSED for the spring 2024 season. First-come, first-serve trees available at ALL upcoming events!

Calendar of Events:

Pre-Registration Closed; Get first-come, first-serve trees!

Friday, 2/23 12-2pm
Shaver Recreation Complex
698 W South 4th St, Seneca, SC 29678

Saturday, 2/24 9-11am
Anderson County Farmers Market
402 N Murray Ave, Anderson, SC 29625

Saturday, 3/9/2024 9-11am
106 E Windsor Street, Westminster, SC 29693

Friday, 3/15/2024 12-2pm,
Main St Walhalla, SC

Saturday, 3/16/2024 9-11am,
26 Mill St, Inman SC 29349

Saturday, 3/23/2024 9-11am,
World of Energy
7812 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672

Friday, 3/29/2024 1-3pm
Travelers Rest
125 Trailblazer Dr, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Friday, 4/5/2024 3-5pm
Clemson @ Nettles Park
102 Nettles Park Road, Clemson, SC 29631

Saturday, 4/6/2024 9-11am
110 Woodside Park Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29681

Saturday, 4/6/2024 8am-12pm
Hub City Farmers Market
498 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC
Limited Species Available: Eastern redbud, Eastern red cedar, red maple, pignut hickory, tulip poplar, blackgum, overcup oak, white oak, baldcypress

Tuesday, 4/16/2024 2-6pm
USC Upstate
194 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Limited Species Available: Eastern redbud, Eastern red cedar, red maple, blackgum, overcup oak, white oak, baldcypress

Saturday, 4/20/2024 9am-11am
East Riverside Park
1155 S Suber Rd, Greer, SC 29650

Saturday, 4/27/2024 9am-11am
Macedonia Baptist Church
502 S Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Limited Species Available: Eastern redbud, Eastern red cedar, red maple, pignut hickory, tulip poplar, blackgum, overcup oak, white oak, baldcypress

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.