At a Glance

Application Open: August 1
Submission Deadline: September 15
Award Announced: October 1
Tree Awards Pickup: October 27

Eligible Applicants: Litter control organizations, beautification groups, government organizations, neighborhood associations and nonprofit organizations in South Carolina are eligible to apply for these trees.

Questions? Contact PalmettoPride Grant Program Manager Sherryl Jenkins.

5.073 million pounds of carbon sequestered through PalmettoPride Tree Grants

Eligibility

Litter control organizations, beautification groups, government organizations, neighborhood associations and nonprofit organizations in South Carolina are eligible to apply for these trees.

Requirements

The recipient of this grant must plant the donated trees on public spaces (i.e. town/neighborhood entryways, parks, schools, churches) accessible to all citizens.

AVAILABLE TREE SPECIES

All trees are between 2 – 6 feet in height, 1 – 1.5 inch in diameter and are in 5 gallon nursery pots. Click on link for a description of each species.

Crape Myrtle (Pink) (Lagerstroemia )

Dogwood (White) (Cornus florida x C. kousa)

Nellie Stevens Holly (Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’)

Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)

Thuja Green Giant (Thuja standishii x plicata ‘Green Giant’)

For more information regarding landscaping, tree species and care go to: https://hgic.clemson.edu/category/trees/

To find your plant hardiness zone by zip code: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

Tree Grant Reports

  • Great American Cleanup – August 1
  • Tree Grant Final Summary – September 30

2024 Grant Recipients

CountyOrganization# of Trees
RichlandAlpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.34
SpartanburgBloom Upstate6
OrangeburgBrookdale Elementary School5
AikenCedar Meadows Landscape Beautification Committee35
LexingtonChapin Junior Women’s Club6
DarlingtonCity of Darlington44
LaurensCity of Laurens90
OconeeCity of Westminster13
LaurensClinton Canopy24
LexingtonCounty of Lexington100
RichlandDutch Fork High School30
LexingtonEast Point Academy12
LexingtonFrances Mack Intermediate School30
RichlandHistoric Waverly Neighborhood Association10
AikenKeep Aiken County Beautiful180
GeorgetownKeep Georgetown Beautiful10
HorryKeep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful148
Lexington/RichlandLexington-Richland District 550
KershawLugoff Elgin High School Beta Club4
RichlandLyon Street Community Association45
OconeeOconee County Solid Waste349
LexingtonPiney Woods Elementary8
RichlandRichland County Recreation Commission40
AndersonStarr-Iva Middle School2
KershawTown of Kershaw84
KershawWattswood Homeowners Association41