Is there a more lasting benefit we can bestow on future generations than efforts to grow and expand our tree canopy? Few endeavors we undertake today can have a greater long-term impact.
We are committed to educating our community on the incredible value of trees – and how to successfully plant and preserve our them. Below are several videos that introduce some of these elements, beginning with an overview on the importance of trees to our community. The subsequent “how-to” videos are easy to follow, and designed to help you become a great steward for Charlotte’s tree canopy.
A Good Foundation in Tree Knowledge
TreesCharlotte is focused on teaching school students about the power of trees in an urban core. In the program, classroom work precedes planting trees on the school campuses. Together with Project LIFT, TreesCharlotte is providing a fun, interesting way to learn about trees and our relationship with them. The information contained in this video is beneficial for not just school students, but for everyone interested in helping shape a better, healthier community.
This video was created by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, a program of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities. This lecture doodle examines some of the basic reasons why trees are important not just for their beauty, but also for their contributions to our health, our community, and our economic stability.
Tree Planting 101
For the long-term health of your tree, take time at the outset to devise a good planting plan. If important elements are overlooked, it can lead to disappointing growth and an unhealthy tree. Before you dig, you must determine such things as how much sunlight the tree will receive, whether adequate overhead space available, and what time of year is best for the planting this type of tree.
See? It’s more than just dig, plant, and water! Watch this helpful video to learn how to successfully plant a tree.
Tree Pruning Tips
Pruning is done for a variety of reasons to keep your tree healthy and strong. In this video, Tim the Tree Guy provides pruning tips on how to keep your trees in tip-top shape.
Tree Care Tips
Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Knowing the right methods for care is essential to ensuring a tree has all it needs to prosper.
Watch this video to learn:
- how to inspect your tree for health issues
- the importance of cankerworm banding
- the steps on how to band your tree for cankerworms