Breathe Free, CLT: A Free TreeStore

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Breathe Free, CLT: A Free TreeStore

October 6, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you a resident of Charlotte?  Do you need some trees for your yard? Thanks to the generous support of Novant Health, TreesCharlotte is bringing its Regional TreeStore to Camp North End.

  • Each Charlotte household is eligible for up to two free trees.
  • TreesCharlotte’s mission is to help the City of Charlotte reach their goal of 50% tree canopy by 2050.  We therefore limit our efforts to expand the canopy within Charlotte’s city limits and limit participation to Charlotte residents only (unfortunately, we do not serve Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, other municipalities outside Charlotte, or Mecklenburg County).
  • Proof of Charlotte residency (such as a driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) must be shown at the event in order to participate.
  • A valid email address is required to register.
  • You will complete and sign a Stewardship Pledge Form (mandatory) and declare your pledge to take care of the tree(s) we provide.
  • At the TreeStore, you will be trained on how to properly plant and care for your tree(s).  Tree training is mandatory.
  • We cannot guarantee species type or quantities and will not know what will be available until the morning of the event.
  • Trees are in 7-gallon containers, range from 6-10′ tall, and will not be reserved or transported.

During the Breathe Free, CLT Tree Store, guests can enjoy lunch at the Kiwanis’ Under the Canopy Chili Cookoff from 11:00-2:00 in the Boileryard at Camp North End. A $5 donation given at the event gets you into this charity event, where teams from throughout the city compete to become the chili champion. A portion of the proceeds will benefit TreesCharlotte educational programming in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  Purchase tickets here.

Intereted in sponsoring the cookoff or entering a team? Contact Terri Shidal

Pre-registration has closed.

Get through the line quicker by pre-registering in advance!  (Note: Pre-registering does not guarantee you trees or tree varieties; it simply allows you to bypass the paperwork line and get through the process faster) 
Pre-registration is limited to the first 250 registrants.  Deadline to register is October 2.

Volunteers (limited to 15, 0 spots remaining) and TreeMasters are needed to help move and distribute trees and mulch to participants. Volunteers, please complete the form below to register.  We have reached capacity for volunteers.

Trees are available on a first come first served basis and are limited in quantity.  We plan to have, although not guaranteed to be available, the following species to choose from:

American Hornbeam
Autumn Gold Gingko
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Bosque Elm
Brandywine Red Maple
Chestnut Oak
Dura Heat River Birch
Green Vase Zelkova
White Oak
Yellow Wood


October 6, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Camp North End
1824 Statesville Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28206 United States
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