Big Tree/Everything-Must-Go/Drive-Thru Citywide TreeStore

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Big Tree/Everything-Must-Go/Drive-Thru Citywide TreeStore

May 16, 2020

Demand has been tree-mendous and we are now sold out of trees.  Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay informed of  all our happenings, including more TreeStores next season.

Ready to try something new?  In an effort to clear our inventory of trees and keep everyone safe, we are hosting what we’re calling the Big Tree/Everything-Must-Go/Drive-Thru Citywide TreeStore. We want to thank our partnership with Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas as well as Lending Tree, the Charlotte 2020 Host Committee and the 2020 Convention Planners for making this event possible.

To ensure the event follows social distancing guidelines, some details are different from our typical TreeStores, so read carefully:

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • You must pre-register for trees. Registration opens Monday, May 11 and closes at midnight Wednesday, May 13.  Scroll down below the list of species for the link.
  • Each address/household can get up to 3 trees. While the registration form does not limit the total number of trees, registrations requesting more than 3 trees will be notified and removed.
  • This TreeStore will be drive-thru only to limit personal contact. You will be expected to load your own trees and mulch. Neighbors are encouraged to work together to pick up multiple orders with one vehicle.
  • On the registration form, you will choose a time-frame to pick up your tree ( noon-1 p.m.). You must pick up your trees at some point during your time-frame.  Trees not picked up will be forfeited and placed back into inventory to be given out at the end of the event.
  • About the trees: The trees are in 7-gallon containers, measure 6-15 feet tall and weigh about 20-25 pounds. The mulch weighs 25 pounds/bag. As you’ll see below, you have 7 species to choose from. Links are provided to learn more about each species; please do your homework first to ensure you’re putting the right tree in the right place.
  • Important note: TreesCharlotte typically does not distribute trees this late in the spring – newly planted trees fare better when there’s cooler weather ahead. We hope that with your love and care, they will flourish once planted. But if they don’t, we’ll be back in the fall with more TreeStores!
  • TreesCharlotte will send a follow-up email with planting instructions – including a planting video – watering instructions and specific information about the species you select.
  • TreesCharlotte’s mission is to help the City of Charlotte reach its goal of 50% tree canopy by 2050.  We, therefore, limit participation to residents within Charlotte city limits.  At this time, we do not serve Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Mecklenburg County or other municipalities outside Charlotte.

We’d like to thank Noble Smoke for hosting us in their parking lot. If you haven’t tried them before, consider ordering some amazing BBQ from them when you pick up your trees. Ordering details can be found here.

TreesCharlotte is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to be able to host events like this.  A suggested donation of $30 is greatly appreciated and would help us give more trees to Charlotte residents.

You’ll be able to choose from the following trees when you register (registration link below opens at 5 p.m.). Quantities are limited. Register early to ensure the best selection. 

Selections are final and once registered, cannot be changed.  Be sure to research which tree will work best for your yard before registering.



May 16, 2020
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Noble Smoke
2216 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208 United States
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