No. TreesCharlotte is a collaboration of public and private partners, and is affiliated with Foundation For The Carolinas. The organizational model plays to the partners’ strengths, is entrepreneurial, and is most efficient.
TreesCharlotte stretches tax dollars by engaging volunteers to plant and take care of trees. Through the collaboration, each dollar of public capital will be combined with private capital and will be further stretched by volunteer efforts. Plus, the goal can’t be met by planting only on public land, and private land planting is best done by a non-profit agency. TreesCharlotte is a unique legacy project for our community.
The City of Charlotte is a key partner in the TreesCharlotte collaboration. Non-government agencies are effective in community and volunteer engagement, particularly with most planting done on private property. The City will continue its world-class street tree program and public project plantings, and will support private volunteer planting with arborists, landscape design, planning support, and capital.
TreesCharlotte benefits from strong community support.
First, consider volunteering to plant trees.
Second, consider making a donation to TreesCharlotte on on the website, or by sending a gift to TreesCharlotte Foundation, c/o Foundation For The Carolinas (see the mailing address under the ‘Donate’ tab above).
Third, spread the word about TreesCharlotte to your friends and neighbors.
Lastly, plant a tree in your yard and water and care for the trees you have – you and they will benefit! Tree care advice can be found on our Resources page.
I’ve heard Charlotte has one of the best tree ordinances in the country. Why is TreesCharlotte even necessary?
The most recent revision of the tree ordinance goes a long way toward protecting a percentage of trees when new neighborhoods or commercial facilities are constructed, while still encouraging economic growth. The ordinance will help save 10-15% tree coverage in some areas, and requires more trees in parking lots. The ordinance is an important part of a multi-strategy solution to meet the canopy goal.
Do you plant trees in memory of loved ones that have passed away, or in honor a family member or co-worker?
TreesCharlotte has both a Memorial Tree and Honorary program to celebrate the life of a special friend, colleague, or family member or to honor your family, friends, co-workers, or clients.
Due to the nature of our work, we are not able to place markings or identifiers on trees, nor can we tell you the exact location, unless you choose the Personal Tree option. We invite all of our tree dedicators and recipients to participate in our tree planting and tree care events. Please refer to our events calendar for upcoming opportunities.
Yes! Gifts of NeighborWoods Trees can be made to commemorate any occasion, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and many more.