Who is TreesCharlotte?

…and what do they do?

TreesCharlotte was established in 2012 as a public/private nonprofit collaboration to grow and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest by promoting tree stewardship, growing Charlotte’s tree canopy and educating how to plant and preserve trees. TreesCharlotte focuses on underserved communities and is a 501(c)3.

The most recent aerial analysis in 2018 showed that Charlotte’s tree canopy cover was 45%, but we know that age and development are driving that number down. We strive to plant at least 5,000 trees a year and educate our citizens about the importance of a strong urban canopy.

Where does TreesCharlotte plant? Just about everywhere!

Check out this interactive map to see where our 39,000-plus trees are growing.

TREE MAP

42,463

Trees Planted or Distributed

20,506

Volunteers Engaged

64

CMS School Plantings

46,008

Reforestation & Seedlings Distributed

NEWS & EVENTS

7.14.20

State of the canopy: 45% canopy coverage

6.09.21

Tree of June 2021: American Sycamore

6.03.21

Buy the TreesCharlotte beer, support the canopy

5.26.21

My tree has a lean, what does that mean?

5.17.21

Why We Avoid Summer Planting

5.17.21

We’re offering camp for kids this summer!

5.11.21

May Tree of the Month: Common Persimmon

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