ISA Certified Arborists

Mature trees provide public health, social, economic, and environmental benefits. Quality nursery stock planted and cared for in accordance with best management practices live longer. Urban trees can and should live to maturity so we get a return on our investment and avoid expensive mitigation, removals, and replacements.

When best management practices are followed urban trees can live 40, 60, 80, and up to a 100 years and longer!

Due to poor site design, inadequate root space, poor species selection, poor nursery stock, improper tree installations and care the average lifespan of an urban tree is only 7-15 years.

TreesUpstate’s ISA Certified Arborist’s can help you get a better return on your investment. We can all work together and do much better than 7-15 years!

Technical Support

The best way to get a return on your investment is to make sure that the right trees are properly planted and cared for in the right place.

TreesUpstate provides free technical support on tree planting and care to schools, nonprofits, LMI neighborhood associations, and county/municipal staff in our service area (Greenville, Spartanburg, Oconee, Anderson, Pickens County).

Fees for Service

TreesUpstate also provides limited fee-for-services with cities and counties outside our service area and to for-profit businesses and industry professionals e.g., developers, builders, landscapers, and property management company’s.

Technical Support Services and Workshops we provide include:

  • ANSI A300 and Z60.1 Standards and TCIA Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • Hands on staff training for tree installation and care
  • Custom workshop series at your site for your staff and/or leadership team
  • Specifications for BMP’s e.g., soil preparation, nursery stock, tree installation, tree care
  • Nursery Stock selection
  • Tree ID
  • Tree care evaluations and recommendations for mitigation and improvement
  • Forest restoration
  • Reforestation
  • Invasives: Mitigation, Removal, and Replanting
  • Plan review (e.g., site plans, landscape plans, species lists, tree installation specifications, general landscape notes, tree protection specifications, bid review, construction set review).
  • Tree Planting and Care: we provide onsite training to installers and quality control during installation
  • Tree Ordinances

New Development, Construction, & Tree Protection

The best outcomes involve a certified arborist from the very beginning of the site analysis & design through getting a certificate of occupancy. TreesUpstate recommends you engage an ISA Certified Arborist from a local tree care company.

Nevertheless, on a limited scale and scope TreesUpstate does consult with community development projects where it makes sense to partner with us. Our ISA Certified Arborist Rates are $100/hour.

Site Design Review & Installation

The amount of time it takes to consult on a site plan and tree installation varies by project size. The range is typically 2 to 7 hours. If you would like to learn more, please contact Joelle Teachey at 864-313-0765 or

Site Design Review of species, spacing, written specifications, planting details and general landscape notes are typically 15 minutes – 1 hour.

Specifications provided are typically 15 minutes – 1 hour.

Corporate Partners

A benefit of Corporate Partnership is 1 to 4 hours of technical support depending on your partnership level. See our list of current Corporate Partners.