TreesCharlotte Arbor Week 2018

TreesCharlotte named as a finalist for the Arbor Day Foundation Awards
1.12.18
Color the Canopy
3.29.18

Arbor Day is like Christmas at TreesCharlotte! To celebrate and learn more about our canopy, we have a full week of fun activities planned.

March 10

Citywide TreeStore

Sponsored by Crescent Communities
9-11 a.m. • Landscape Management, 701 Tuckaseegee Road If you haven’t been to a TreeStore, this is the one to hit. We’ll have 800 to 1,000 trees, covering all kinds of species, ready for you to take home. Anybody with a valid Charlotte address can take two home for free! Species are first-come, first-served. And just like all of our TreeStores, each recipient must take a short tree planting and care class and sign a stewardship pledge form. Click here for more information. FREE!

March 12

TreesCharlotte Talk: A Retrospective on Charlotte’s Most Majestic Trees

10-11:30 a.m. • Southminster, 8919 Park Road City of Charlotte arborists and TreesCharlotte staff will talk about Charlotte’s grand history with trees, sharing stories from the early days of some of its most treasured neighborhoods to our innovative approaches to preserving the canopy today. Fruit, pastries and coffee provided courtesy of host Southminster. FREE! Sign up here.

March 13

Neighborwoods Pre-Application Workshop

6-7 p.m. • Landscape Management, 701 Tuckaseegee Road

Our NeighborWoods program is a perfect way to get lots of free trees in your neighborhood. If your application is approved, we will bring at least 150 trees for residents to take home and/or plant in common areas. We’ll even bring arborists to teach tree planting and care! If you’re interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to attend this pre-application workshop.
FREE! Sign up here.

TreeAmbassador Training

6:30-7:30 p.m. • Landscape Management, 701 Tuckaseegee Road

A TreeAmbassador is a volunteer who is enthusiastic about TreesCharlotte and can deliver a positive and clear message about our mission. TreeAmbassadors represent TreesCharlotte at various outreach events. At this one-hour training, you’ll learn key facts about our canopy and TreesCharlotte. Register here.

March 14

Thomas McAlister Winget Park TreeDay Event

9-11 a.m. • Winget Park, 12025 Winget Road Tree planting events are great for families! But you’ll want to sign up quickly for this one: We only need 15 volunteers to plant about 30 trees. Events are held rain or shine. In fact, a modest rainfall provides ideal planting conditions! Register here. FREE!

March 15

Beer and Bark: TreesCharlotteFundraiser at Legion Brewing

6-9 p.m. • Legion Brewing, 1906 Commonwealth Ave. Here’s a triple treat: Running, craft beer and TreesCharlotte! Legion Brewing and the Elizabeth 8K are hosting a fundraiser just for TreesCharlotte. For every pint sold on March 15, $1 will go to TreesCharlotte. If you want to do more than drink beer, you can join the Legiondary Run Club for a 4.4-mile run around Plaza Midwood at 6:30 p.m. and then try your hand at Music Bingo at 7:30 p.m. We’ll have giveaways all night, you can register on site for the Elizabeth 8K and there just might be a Rooty sighting!* Click here for more information.
*If you can’t make it for this event, you can still drink beer and help TreesCharlotte. For the entire month of March, every pint poured from the Legion Adventure Tap (a label that circulates among all the brews) will equal $1 for TreesCharlotte.

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

11 a.m. • Uptown Charlotte Once again, the TreesCharlotte truck and Rooty will make an appearance in the annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade, giving out seedlings to all! The parade steps off at North Tryon and Ninth streets and heads south to Third, hangs a left and ends at Caldwell. Come on out and show your green!
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