From the Ground Up
TreesCharlotte holds dozens of events each planting season, which lasts from October until early April.
One of our primary areas of focus is planting trees in underserved communities. In the past, we’ve partnered with Renaissance West Community Initiative to plant trees, created a community fruit orchard at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and planted at numerous high-poverty schools in Charlotte.
Another area of focus is diversifying the tree canopy by planting 60 different species. City landscape architects carefully select each planting site to ensure that the right trees are planted in the right place.
There are a variety of different types of planting events:
Neighborhood Plantings: Often aligning with our NeighborWoods program, in which we provide free trees for residents to plant in their own yard, we plant trees in neighborhood common areas. Residents sign a pledge to care for the trees and take a class with a designated TreeMaster about choosing the right tree and proper planting techniques.
School Plantings: Students and staff learn about the benefits of trees and plant on CMS school campuses.
Park Plantings: Volunteers plant hundreds of trees at county parks throughout Charlotte.
Faith-Based Plantings: We partner with local churches, synagogues and other places of worship to plant on their campus or cemetery
Interested in having your organization partner with us on a tree planting?