Energy-Saving Trees Giveaway

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Thanks to Duke Energy, we’re giving away another 650 trees this February and April of 2018! 

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The 650 trees are available to help you save on energy, reduce your utility bills, and help clean the water and air in Greenville County.

When?  This year’s giveaway dates are:

  • February 23rd, 24th and 25th
  • April 6th, 7th and 8th

Do we have to pre-register?  The best way to ensure you get a tree is to pre-register.

Unclaimed trees from the weekends events will be available on a first come first serve basis.

  • February 25th, 3pm to 4pm
  • Sunset Park, 211 Fowler Circle, Greenville SC 29607

Why Trees?  Last year, in partnership with Duke Energy, TreesGreenville gave away 750 trees.  As people reserved and virtually planted their tree, the 20 Year Cumulative benefits were calculated:

  • Energy Savings:  1,687,309 kWh saved
  • Carbon Sequestration:  2,076,031 pounds CO2 stored
  • Stormwater Runoff:  8,966,182 gallons captured
  • Air pollutants:  4,336 pounds removed

 

Grow benefits that last a lifetime.

Trees:

  • 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.

Other FAQ’s

When and where do we pick up our tree?  There are 6 pick-up event dates in February and April of 2017.  You will select a pick-up date and location when you reserve your tree online.

Do I have to reserve a tree?  Can I just show up and pick-up a tree?  Trees that are not picked up on Friday and Saturday will be forfeited and given away on Sunday.  A limited number of trees will be available without pre-registration on Sunday February 25th and April 8th.  Unclaimed trees will be given away Sunday February 25th from 3pm to 4pm @ Sunset Park and on Sunday April 8th from 3pm to 4pm at Conestee Park.

Can we get more than one tree?  The maximum number of trees per household is two trees.

How big will they get?  Large shade trees and small understory trees are available.  You’ll get species information that includes mature height and width when you reserve your tree online.

Do I have to be a Duke Energy customer to get a tree?  This program is intended for Duke Energy customers.

Does it matter where I live?  You must be a resident of Greenville County.  It does not matter if you are inside or outside city limits.  What’s important is that you live in Greenville County.

Energy Saving Trees is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation administered locally by TreesGreenville.