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 37,000-plus trees are growing.

TREE MAP

37,345

Trees Planted or Distributed

20,031

Volunteers Engaged

60

CMS School Plantings

41,008

Reforestation & Seedlings Distributed

NEWS & EVENTS

1.05.21

Tree of January 2021: Eastern Red Cedar

12.29.20

Treasure (Tree) Hunt

12.18.20

Winter Dormancy in Trees

12.08.20

All Things Christmas Trees

11.30.20

Cankerworm Banding 2020

11.25.20

Tree Age Equation


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