Plant. Promote. Protect.

That’s our mission. And we invite you to join us in West Greenville.

NeighborWoods is our community tree planting program. The focus is planting large and medium canopy trees in yards that provide community-wide benefits.

TreesUpstate has launched a partnership with Homes and Hope, an affordable housing non-profit organization, and the West Greenville Neighborhood Association, spearheaded by Inez Morris, to bring more trees to the West Greenville community. TreesUpstate is offering the West Greenville community a free Community-Wide Tree Planting event (based on eligibility), starting in October, 2023.

Schedule an appointment with Evangeline Costa to get your free tree(s). Book your appointment by ASAP!

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

Appointments will be scheduled for August 6-August 31.

Evangeline will make recommendations to help you find a suitable tree for your yard. Availability listed below and subject to change based on local nursery stock.

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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TreesUpstate invites West Greenville to participate in 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.

Previous Projects include Monaghan, Brutontown, Freetown, Sans Souci, Needmore, Abigail Springs, Saluda Bluffs, and Creekside.


Residents are responsible for marking private utilities which may include but are not limited to: water, sewer, & irrigation.


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


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

Large Shade Trees

  • oak
  • Emerald City tulip poplar
  • badcypress
  • black tupelo
  • river birch (single trunk)

Small Flowering Trees

  • redbud
  • serviceberry (limited quantities)
  • fringetree (limited quantities)

*More species to be announced soon!

Step 1

Join us for a West Greenville Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm at West Greenville Community Center 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 ASAP
  • Appointments available August 6 to August 31
Step 3

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

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.