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TreesCharlotte to Host Workshop about Free Trees for Neighborhoods February 1

(January 25, 2018) Through the NeighborWoods program and in partnership with Charlotte’s Housing and Neighborhood Services, TreesCharlotte works with neighborhood groups in Charlotte to plant trees, educate residents about proper tree care and maintenance, and replenish the urban tree canopy. TreesCharlotte requires participation in one Pre-Application Workshop for neighborhoods to participate in the NeighborWoods program.

TreesCharlotte is hosting a Pre-Application Workshop on Thursday, February 1, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Kennedy Middle School (4000 Gallant Lane).

Trees clean our air, reduce storm water run-off, cool our streets, reduce energy use, enhance wellness, increase property values, and give us beauty.

NeighborWoods is a community tree planting initiative aimed at keeping the tree canopy healthy and beautiful while achieving Charlotte's goal of a 50 percent tree canopy coverage by 2050. Neighborhoods interested in planting trees in their community can apply to participate in this program in the spring of each year. Selected neighborhoods receive trees and planting supplies, and receive tree planting and care training. Neighborhood residents work together to plant trees in individual yards and common areas.

Why trees? A healthy tree canopy:

  • Provides energy savings
  • Contributes to clean air and water
  • Enhances property values
  • Creates a sense of community
  • Provides wildlife habitat
  • Reduces noise
  • Improves neighborhood quality of life

Steele Creek pre-application workshop: Register to attend our pre-application workshop on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6 to 7 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School (4000 Gallant Lane).

Questions? Visit the TreesCharlotte table at the Steele Creek Residents Association meeting on February 22 or email Jen Rothacker at jen@treescharlotte.org to learn more about the NeighborWoods program.

See also TreesCharlotte Creates Future Forest on Kennedy Campus and Come Plant Trees at Southwest Middle School for information on past tree planting events at Steele Creek area schools.

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