STEELE CREEK NEWS
Free Tree Store
Just for Steele Creek on January 19!
(January 2, 2019)
Steele Creek, are you
ready for trees, trees and more trees? This thriving southwest
corner of the county has transformed from miles of farmland into the
fastest-developing community in Charlotte. And that makes it the
perfect spot for new trees.
To make that happen,
TreesCharlotte is inviting residents who live in the 28273 and 28278
ZIP codes to our inaugural ZIP Code TreeStore on January 19, 2019!
We'll have 200 beautiful trees to give away (yes, that means FREE!).
Only those with proof of residency in one of those zip codes may get
trees at this event.
Trees clean our air, reduce storm water run-off, cool
our streets, reduce energy use, enhance wellness, increase
property values, and give us beauty.
- Date: Saturday,
- Time: 10 to 11
Steele Creek Athletic Association, 13530 Choate Circle, Charlotte,
North Carolina 28273
- Who: Each
address within zip code 28273 or 28278 is eligible for up to two
free trees. Limit 2 trees per address. Proof of residency within
zip code 28273 or 28278 (such as a driverís license, utility bill,
etc.) must be shown at the event in order to participate.
Pre-registration: Opens January 9 at TreesCharlotte.org. Recipients
must pre-register. A valid email address is required to register.
- Day-of details:
At the TreeStore, you will be taught how to properly plant and
care for your tree(s). Tree training is mandatory. All recipients
must sign a Stewardship Pledge Form.
The trees: Trees are
in 7-gallon containers, range from 6' to 10′ tall and are 3
to 4 years
old. They typically retail for $75 to $150 each. Unfortunately, we
cannot guarantee species type or quantities and will not know our
species list until the day of the event. TreesCharlotte cannot
reserve or transport trees.
Price: Free, however
TreesCharlotte is a non-profit organization that relies on donations
to be able to host events like this. A suggested donation of $20 is
greatly appreciated and would help us give more trees to Charlotte
Canít make this event?
TreesCharlotte hosts multiple tree stores
throughout the planting season. Upcoming free stores include a
first-timers store on February 2, a flowering tree store on February 9, and
an 800-tree store on March 9. Details at
TreesCharlotte is a public/private nonprofit
collaboration with the city of Charlotte to grow, diversify and
steward the cityís iconic urban forest. We are in our seventh
planting season, and since our founding, have planted more than
30,000 trees. Learn more at
Rothacker, TreesCharlotte community engagement officer, at
or 704-574-9080 to learn more about TreesCharlotte and this event.
TreesCharlotte Creates Future Forest on Kennedy Campus
Plant Trees at Southwest Middle School for information on past tree
planting events at Steele Creek area schools.
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