TreesCharlotte, an organization dedicated to increasing Charlotte’s tree canopy, holds several free TreeStores every year. At these events, Charlotte residents can receive free trees, as well as training on how to care for them.
These aren’t little saplings. The trees are 6 to 10 feet tall, in 7-gallon containers. You’ll also get two bags of mulch.
TreesCharlotte Upcoming Schedule
South Charlotte Zip Code TreeStore
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Location: Hemby Activity Center, 4780 Kuykendall Road, Charlotte
Open to residents of 28226, 28270 and 28277. Registration opens Nov. 6. at 10 a.m.
- You must pre-register. Registration opens 10 am, Fri, Nov 6 (link below available species) and closes when we “sell out” of trees.
- Each address within zip code 28226. 28270, or 28277 can get up to 2 trees. While the registration form does not limit the total number of trees, households requesting more than 2 trees will be notified and removed.
- A valid email address is required to register.
- The event 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.
- To respect guidelines around large gatherings and to limit the number of registrants on-site at any one time, we are implementing staggered pick up times. On the registration form, you will choose a time-frame to pick up your trees.
- About the trees: The trees are in 3 or 5-gallon containers, measure 6-10 feet tall and weigh about 10-15 pounds. The mulch weighs 25 pounds/bag. Links to the species we are offering are provided below. Please do your homework first to ensure you’re putting the right tree in the right place. Once registered, selections are final and cannot be changed.
- 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 is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to be able to host events like this.
- Donation are greatly appreciated and 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 10am Nov 6). Be sure to research which tree will work best for your yard before registering.
- Quantities are limited. Register early to ensure the best selection. Selections are final and once registered, cannot be changed.
The trees available at this TreeStore:
- Cedar, Japanese
- Oak, Red
- Red Mapple
North End Zip Code TreeStore
Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Avenue
Open to residents of 28202, 28203, 28204, 28206 and 28216. Registration opens Nov. 27. Sponsored by Bank of America.
TreesCharlotte events in 2021
- Jan. 20: Zip Code TreeStore at Camino Community Center (28262)
- Feb. 20: Southeast Zip Code TreeStore (28205, 28212)
- Feb. 17: Steele Creek Zip Code TreeStore (28217, 28273, 28278)
- March 6: East Charlotte Zip Code TreeStore (28215, 28227)
- March 13: SouthPark Zip Code TreeStore (28207, 28209, 28210, 28211)
- March 20: Westside Zip Code TreeStore (28208 28214)
- March 26: First-timers TreeStore
- March 27: Spring Spectacular Citywide TreeStore
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