Free TreeStores


Announcing our 2018-19 free TreeStores

TreeStores are some of the most popular events we hold, and this planting season, we’re hosting them throughout the city. If you’re a resident of Charlotte, you can take home two free trees (and two bags of mulch!) from any of our stores. Tree species vary store to store, but most are in 7-gallon containers and are 3-4 years old. All recipients are required to take a 15-minute tree-planting clinic and sign a stewardship pledge.

New this year: You can now pre-register for stores online! One week before each store, we’ll open pre-registration so you can get your paperwork done ahead of time. Then, when you arrive to the store, you’ll be able to bypass the paper and clipboard! NOTE: Pre-registering does not guarantee you trees nor does it allow you to choose in advance the trees you want; it simply is a way to move more quickly through the morning-of process.

What’s a TreeStore? Check out our 2-minute video here:

Special thanks to Charlie Paddock for producing this video.

Following is our 2018-19 TreeStore schedule:

Jan. 19: TreeStore ONLY for zip codes 28217, 28273 and 28278. Steele Creek, are you ready for trees, trees and more trees? We invite residents who live in the 28271, 28273 and 28278 zip codes to our inaugural Zip Code TreeStore! This thriving southwest corner of the city has transformed from miles of farmland into the fastest-developing community in Charlotte. And that makes it the perfect spot for new trees. Pre-registration opens Jan. 9

Feb. 2: First-Timers TreeStore.Whether you’re new to Charlotte or new to TreesCharlotte, we have a special invitation just for you. On Feb. 2, we are hosting the inaugural First-Timers TreeStore, where we’re giving away 100 free trees to Charlotte residents who’ve never shopped our stores before! If you’re a TreesCharlotte first-timer, you can take home up two FREE trees and two bags of mulch! What a terrific way to get started on what promises to be a wonderful tree journey in the Queen City. Pre-registration opens Jan. 23.

Feb. 9: Sweetheart Tree Store, presented by Wells Fargo. Our first tree store of 2019 is all about flowering trees – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Think dogwoods, cherries, magnolias and more! Your yard will look marvelous with this burst of fun! Since we’re hosting this one at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, expect some fascinating micro-programming as you wait in line! 9-11 a.m. Pre-registration opens Jan. 29

March 9: Spring Has Sprung Free Tree Store. Our last free store of the season will be an everything goes! We’ll have evergreens, canopy-building and flowering trees. This is a big one – get in line early! TreesCharlotte headquarters, 701 Tuckaseegee Road. 9-11 a.m. Pre-registration opens Feb. 27.

TreesCharlotte’s mission is to grow the canopy in Charlotte.  We therefore limit TreeStore participation to Charlotte residents only (unfortunately, we do not serve Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, other municipalities outside Charlotte, or Mecklenburg County).


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