Greenville's  Trees

Rooted in Greenville: The Tree Plan

To protect and enhance the natural environment and aesthetic beauty of our community, the City is actively working to preserve existing trees. The City also promotes and supports tree planting efforts citywide. As part of that effort, the City has committed to planting 1,000 trees annually in City parks and the public right-of-way. The City will also conduct an ongoing public awareness campaign – including tree giveaway events – to encourage city residents to plant trees on private property.

Growing Trees in greenville

Before planting a tree on your private property, consider the following factors:

  1. Research: Make sure the type of tree is compatible with your wants and needs.
  2. Moisture: Check the drainage pattern of the planting site.
  3. Light: Determine how many hours of direct sunlight the planting site receives.
  4. Space: Consider the amount of space available, both above and around, the planting site.
  5. Temperature: Choose trees that are appropriate for your Hardiness Zone.


Various trees: Black Gum, Red Oak, Redbud, Serviceberry, Foster Holly, Southern Magnolia

Download Planting Resources

Growth Guide

Guide to Tree Growth in Greenville

Planting Guide

A Guide to Planting Trees