Charleston Parks Conservancy and PowerPlant SC Collaborate to Offer Four Free Tree Giveaway Events

Charleston Parks Conservancy Announces Free Tree Giveaway Events with Environmental Goals

Charleston Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Duke Energy’s PowerPlant SC initiative and with input from Charleston Tree Experts, announces a series of four tree giveaways set to take root this fall and winter. Charleston Parks Conservancy announced the relaunch of its Charleston Trees program on Arbor Day of this year to encourage businesses and residents in the City of Charleston to plant native or naturalized trees on their private property with the goal of increasing the urban tree canopy. Free tree giveaway events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ackerman Park (55 Sycamore Ave., Charleston, South Carolina 29407), on Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, and Feb. 9. To be eligible to receive a free tree, registration is required and will be open two weeks before each date:

To claim a tree, City of Charleston residents are encouraged to register as soon as two weeks before each event. The tree giveaways will feature a diverse selection of small to medium and larger canopy trees. Varieties to choose from include Tulip Poplar, Sweetbay Magnolia, Southern Magnolia, Eastern Redbud, White Fringetree, and more. Charleston Tree Experts will be present on-site at each giveaway to provide valuable insights and planting demonstrations to ensure the success of every tree.

“Charleston Parks Conservancy is committed to enhancing our city's tree canopy because trees are not just a beautiful part of our landscape; they are essential for our community's resilience,” said Robert McCombs, Horticulturist at Charleston Parks Conservancy. “Trees play a vital role in minimizing flooding and reducing urban heat, making our city more sustainable and comfortable for everyone.”

The Conservancy will continue to educate and raise awareness about the immense benefits of the urban tree canopy. The Conservancy is honored to carry on this important work by facilitating tree giveaways, workshops, and neighborhood plantings in areas of the City with little or no tree canopy, all to encourage neighbors to extend the benefits of Charleston’s parks into their own landscapes.

For more information and updates on future tree giveaways, please visit Charleston Parks Conservancy website,

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and create stunning public places and a strong community. For more than 13 years, the Conservancy -- through public-private partnerships -- has had a hand in renovating and beautifying more than 20 parks in the City of Charleston. In 2020, renovations were completed at Moultrie Playground and at St. Julian Devine Community Center & Park. Other notable projects include the complete renovation of Colonial Lake, the renovation of the Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park as well as Magnolia Park and Community Garden and Medway Park and Community Garden. For more information, visit, Instagram: @charlestonparks, and Facebook / YouTube: @CharlestonParksConservancy.

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