Free TreeStores


Announcing our 2018-19 free TreeStores

TreeStores are some of the most popular events we hold, and this planting season, we’re hosting them throughout the city. If you’re a resident of Charlotte, you can take home two free trees (and two bags of mulch!) from any of our stores. Tree species vary store to store, but most are in 7-gallon containers and are 3-4 years old. All recipients are required to take a 15-minute tree-planting clinic and sign a stewardship pledge.

New this year: You can now pre-register for stores online! Three weeks before each store, we’ll open pre-registration so you can get your paperwork done ahead of time. Then, when you arrive to the store, you’ll be able to bypass the paper and clipboard! NOTE: Pre-registering does not guarantee you trees nor does it allow you to choose in advance the trees you want; it simply is a way to move more quickly through the morning-of process.

Following is our 2018-19 TreeStore schedule:

Oct. 6: Breathe Free CLT, a free tree store presented by Novant HealthHere’s a great way to kick off the planting season – with a HUGE free tree store at one of Charlotte’s coolest new spots, Camp North End. We’ll have a lot of everything, from evergreens to flowering trees to mighty oaks and maples.

To make the morning even better, the Kiwanis are hosting the “Under the Canopy Chili CookOff,” where teams compete to earn the chili championship. For $5, you can sample all the chilis, vote for your favorites and enjoy the band! Tickets on sale day-of.

Camp North End, Boileryard, 1824 Statesville Ave. TreeStore is 10:30 a.m.-noon, Chili CookOff is 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nov. 3: Glorious Autumn Free Tree StoreThis free store will feature trees that do something marvelous during the fall, whether it’s brilliant color or crops of pinecones! Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thank you to the Alliance for Community Trees for its sponsorship.

Dec. 1: The Always Green Free Tree StoreOur third free tree store of the season is all about evergreens! If you’re looking for a magnolia, arborvitae, cypress, etc., get your mittens and scarf on and come on down.  TreesCharlotte headquarters, 701 Tuckaseegee Road. 9-11 a.m.

Feb. 9: Sweetheart Tree Store, presented by Wells Fargo. Our first tree store of 2019 is all about flowering trees – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Think dogwoods, cherries, magnolias and more! Your yard will look marvelous with this burst of fun! Since we’re hosting this one at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, expect some fascinating micro-programming as you wait in line! 9-11 a.m.

March 9: Spring Has Sprung Free Tree Store. Our last free store of the season will be an everything goes! We’ll have evergreens, canopy-building and flowering trees. This is a big one – get in line early! TreesCharlotte headquarters, 701 Tuckaseegee Road. 9-11 a.m.

Interactive map of where we’ll be this season

TreesCharlotte’s mission is to grow the canopy in Charlotte.  We therefore limit TreeStore participation to Charlotte residents only (unfortunately, we do not serve Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, other municipalities outside Charlotte, or Mecklenburg County).

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