TreesCharlotte is a public/private nonprofit collaboration to grow, diversify and steward the city’s iconic urban forest. Trained volunteers and science-based programs teach residents about the value of trees, how to plant and care for them. Charlotte is known as “The City of Trees” thanks to our city’s remarkable tree canopy. TreesCharlotte actively plants and gives away trees to ensure the continued health and well-being of our canopy and to account for on-going growth and development in our city. Trees clean our air, reduce stormwater run-off, cool our streets, reduce energy usage in our homes, increase property values, and give us beauty. TreesCharlotte’s vision is 50% canopy coverage, city-wide acceptance of responsibility to plant and care for trees with sustained funding to continue the mission from generation to generation.
Here’s how you can help us continue to grow and preserve Charlotte’s precious tree canopy:
Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer at one of events by checking the events calendar on our website or visit: https://treescharlotte.org/volunteer/volunteer-registration/. You can also sign-up for our newsletter to be alerted when opportunities become available: https://treescharlotte.org/the-treescharlotte-leaflet-mailing-list/. Want to get more involved? Become a TreeMaster!
Advocate: Consider becoming a TreeAmbassador and represent TreesCharlotte at outreach events. And let your elected officials know how much trees mean to you.
Donate: TreesCharlotte relies on individual donations, grants and sponsorships. Every donation can help us plant and care for trees that will give back for decades. Donate online at TreesCharlotte.org/donate.
- TreesCharlotte has planted and distributed over 54,000 trees with the help of 29,000-plus volunteers.
- Through the CommunityWoods programs, TreesCharlotte engages neighborhoods, schools, houses of faith, and non-profit organizations.
- An in-house Certified Arborist and Community Educator is available to groups, civic organizations, and schools for educational presentations.