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March 27, 2017

Duke Energy Partners with TreesCharlotte

On Friday, March 31, volunteers from Duke Energy partnered with TreesCharlotte to plant approximately 75 trees at Briarwood Park in East Charlotte off of The Plaza. TreeMasters were on hand to review proper tree planting techniques.

The project is part of the Duke Energy In Action program that gives employees and retirees an opportunity to participate in large-scale community service projects.

“The impact of planting trees, particularly in underserved areas, is significant,” said Tom Johnson, System Forester for Duke Energy. “It’s gratifying to know that this community, and our city more broadly, will enjoy the benefits of the trees we’re planting at Briarwood Park for decades to come.”

To date, TreesCharlotte has planted or distributed more than 20,000 containerized trees that are 6 to 10 feet in height, engaged more than 9,700 volunteers, educated thousands of students and residents on tree care and tree benefits, and distributed more than 17,000 reforestation seedlings.