TreesCharlotte, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing Charlotte’s tree canopy, is hosting its final of five TreeAdoption events this Saturday, March 26. At the event, all Charlotte residents can receive FREE trees, as well as training on how to care for them.
TreesCharlotte’s mission is to help the City of Charlotte reach its goal of 50% tree canopy by 2050. They therefore limit their efforts to expand the canopy within Charlotte’s city limits and limit participation to Charlotte residents only. (Unfortunately, they 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.) may be required on the day of the event.
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– Registration is required and opens several days prior to the event. First time adopters have early access to registration. Each Charlotte address/household can get up to two trees.
– A valid email address is required to register.
– Please allow for at least 45 minutes to receive your trees as everyone is required to go through a planting demonstration, during which you will be taught how to properly plant and care for your tree(s).
– About the trees: The trees are in 3, 5, and 7-gallon containers, measure 6-10 feet tall and weigh about 10-15 pounds. The mulch weighs 25 pounds/bag.
– TreesCharlotte will send a follow-up email with planting instructions – including a planting video – watering instructions and specific information about the species you select.
March 26 Citywide Season-ending TreeAdoption Event
What: City-wide TreeAdoption
Date: Saturday, March 26
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: City of Charlotte Landscape Management, 701 Tuckaseegee Road.
Who: All Charlotte residents
Register: March 21 for 1st timers, March 22 for all others
Registered participants will receive two free trees and two bags of mulch, as well as care information and a planting demonstration at our TreeAdoption event from 9 – 11 a.m. Choose your tree species and get more details when you register. Registration required: March 21 for first timers register, March 22 for all others.
I looked for the place to register but nothing worked. I am interested in a Redbud tree and the Cherokee Princess Dogwood. Any help would be greatly appreciated as it said you had to register on the 21st and 22nd.