It’s in the name: Greenville. From the beautiful trees that line Main Street to the blooms in Falls Park during the spring, the city is known for its landscape. Greenville wouldn’t be the beautiful city it is without its stunning scenery.
One organization that keeps Greenville green is TreesGreenville, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to plant, promote and protect trees in Greenville county. In 2017, TreesGreenville planted their 6,000th tree.
TreesGreenville planted 1,101 trees of 61 different species in Greenville’s local neighborhoods, schools, & parks in 2017. The organization has two planting programs: ReLEAF & Legacy Tree Project. In both programs, schools, neighborhoods, and other local groups can partner with TreesGreenville to participate in a planting.
Fact: Did you know that, at maturity, trees can remove 78,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year? TreesGreenville promotes trees by sharing the many benefits of trees, why we should plant them, & how to care for them.
67% of the organization’s tree plantings happened at local schools in 2017. Those plantings included 20 educational planting activities with more than 1,750 students. TreesGreenville has created a K-12 curriculum to educate children & teenagers about the importance of trees & how to plant them.
Through Treekeepers & their Tree Care Crews, TreesGreenville protects trees. TreeKeepers is a training program for industry professionals or community members to learn how to plant & care for an urban forrest. In 2017, the organization maintained 8 sites and 329 trees.
The organization also provides information to the public to understand how to care for local trees in their own yards & in the community. From pruning to watering, you can learn click here to find information on how to care for trees.
Can’t make the race? You can help to plant, promote, & protect Greenville’s trees by clicking here to donate to TreesGreenville. You can also support the organization by donating your time: click here to find out where & when you can volunteer.