Nonprofit TreesCharlotte announced the debut of the first-ever Charlotte Arbor Week celebration, which will be held from March 12 to 19. The week will involve a series of events that includes tree plantings, educational programs, a networking event, road race, Citywide Free TreeStore and opening reception for Keeping Watch on Air. Over the course of eight days, TreesCharlotte will plant or give away 1,200 trees and another 2,500 seedlings.
“We want to recognize Charlotte’s tree canopy with a major, weeklong celebration,” said Dave Cable, executive director of TreesCharlotte. “Charlotte Arbor Week will bring residents together to plant trees and learn how to care for the urban tree canopy, which is undoubtedly one of the city’s finest treasures.”
Arbor Day is recognized all over the world, and the dates vary based on location, as tree-planting seasons vary. In North Carolina, Arbor Day is held on the first Friday following March 15.
Charlotte Arbor Week events include (events open to the public are in bold):
To stay up to date on Charlotte Arbor Week events, visit www.TreesCharlotte.org/arborweek. Use the #CLTarborweek hashtag to follow the conversation on social media.
Established in 2012, TreesCharlotte is a nonprofit partnered with the City of Charlotte that is dedicated to expanding Charlotte’s tree canopy with the goal of attaining 50% tree canopy by 2050. Achieving this goal calls for planting 500,000 trees over the coming decades. In addition to planting trees, TreesCharlotte serves as stewards of the land, protecting trees from disease and educating the public about tree care. For more information about TreesCharlotte, visit www.treescharlotte.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TreesCharlotte or on Twitter at @TreesCharlotte.