What We Do
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’s tree canopy is one of the finest urban forests in America and is our most recognized and treasured natural resource. The canopy defines our City and benefits everyone. Trees clean our air, reduce storm water run-off, cool our streets and homes (reduce energy use), increase property values, and give us beauty. In recognition of the canopy’s importance and tree canopy loss, the Charlotte City Council adopted a bold tree canopy coverage goal of 50% by 2050.
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.