Energy-Saving Trees Giveaway_December

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Thanks to Duke Energy, we’re giving away another 200 trees this December of 2018! 

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The 200 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:

  • December 7th and 8th

Why Trees?  Over the last 2 years, in partnership with Duke Energy, TreesGreenville gave away 1,400 trees.  As people reserved and virtually planted their tree, the 20 Year Cumulative benefits were calculated:

  • Energy Savings:  3,135,417 kWh saved
  • Carbon Sequestration:  4,287,241 pounds CO2 stored
  • Stormwater Runoff:  19,459,715 gallons captured
  • Air pollutants:  8,704 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 2 pick-up event dates in December.

Do I have to reserve a tree?  Can I just show up and pick-up a tree?  You do not have to reserve a tree. Trees will be given away Friday December 7th from 2pm to 4pm @ Fountain Inn Recreation Center and on Saturday December 8th from 10am to 12pm at McPherson 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.

Does it matter where I live?  These trees will be available to everyone in the Upstate.

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