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.
New this year: Get through the line quicker by pre-registering in advance. Three weeks before each store, TreesCharlotte will open online registration. While pre-registering does not guarantee you trees or tree varieties, it will allow you to bypass the paperwork line and get through the process faster. Note that some TreeStores require registration.
Here are the currently scheduled 2019 TreeStores:
Zip Code TreeStore for 28269, 28262 and 28213
March 2nd, 2019
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Newell Elementary School
325 W. Rocky River Road
Please note that the 28269 zip code has been added to this TreeStore! Also, pre-register if you can, but walk-ups will be eligible for the free trees. Residents of University City, TreesCharlotte has a special FREE TreeStore just for you! TreesCharlotte and partner Atrium Health are giving away 200 trees to residents in the 28213 and 28262 zip codes. Each shopper can take home up to two free trees, which are 3-4 years old, measure 5-10 feet tall and are potted in 7-gallon containers. We’ll have a mix of species. Every tree comes with a bag of mulch. This is a great way to make UCity a healthier, more beautiful place to live! Pre-registration is open from Feb. 20-27. Register for Trees.
March 9: Spring Has Sprung Free Tree Store
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
TreesCharlotte headquarters, 701 Tuckaseegee Road
This is TreesCharlotte’s biggest tree giveaway of the year, with 800-1,000 trees, ranging from mighty oaks to delicate dogwoods. Proof of Charlotte residency gets you two trees and two bags of mulch. What a terrific way to give your yard a dose of spring beauty! All recipients must attend a 15-minute tree-planting clinic. Pre-registration opens 3 weeks before store.
Since the mission of Trees Charlotte is to increase Charlotte’s tree canopy, the program is limited to Charlotte residents.
Each Charlotte household is eligible for up to two free trees at each TreeStore. Proof of Charlotte residency (such as a driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) as well as a valid email address must be provided in order to participate.
At each TreeStore, you will be trained on how to properly plant and care for your tree(s). Tree training is mandatory. You will then be asked to complete and sign a Stewardship Pledge Form with your home and email address (mandatory) and declare your pledge to take care of the tree(s) we provide.
TreesCharlotte cannot guarantee species type or quantities.
This is a first come, first served event as quantities are limited.