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
University City Zip Code TreeStore
Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Time 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Back Creek Church, 1821 Back Creek Church Road
For area codes 28213, 28262 and 28269. Registration opens on October 9th at 10 a.m. Follow above link.
Households can register for two trees.
Read on to see the list of trees.
Here’s what you need to know:
- You must pre-register. Registration opens 10am Fri, Oct 9 (link below available species) and closes at 11:59pm Tues, Oct 13.
- Each address within zip code 28213, 28262 or 28269 can get up to 2 trees TOTAL. 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 (10-10:45am or 10:45-11:30am).
- About the trees: The trees are in 7-gallon containers, measure 6-15 feet tall and weigh about 20-25 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.
Species offered are:
- Maple, Trident
- Paw Paw
- Red Cedar
South Charlotte Zip Code TreeStore
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Open to residents of 28226, 28270 and 28277. Registration opens Nov. 6.
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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