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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chuck Cole
Main Address:
701 Tuckaseegee Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

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 recently 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.

Interesting Info

TreesCharlotte has planted more than 28,000 trees with the help of 14,000-plus volunteers.
The TreesCharlotte Foundation Board raises private capital for tree planting.
Through its NeighborWoods programs, TreesCharlotte engages communities and neighborhoods to plant and care for trees.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Play the Tree ID Challenge!
Repeats every day until Tue Jun 30 2020.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 (All day)
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Upcoming Events

Ask the Arborist on Zoom! April 3, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
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