Tree management

​​Tree FAQs

​Charlotte has an estimated 180,000 street trees, 13 percent of which are willow oak. Charlotte has been recognized as a  “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation every year since 1980.​​​

​Call 704-336-4262 to initiate a work request. An inspector will look at your street trees, determine what needs to be done and assign a crew to complete the work.

​Call 704-336-4262 to initiate a street tree request. An inspector will look at the site to see if there is a suitable location for a tree. If there is, one will be planted the following planting season.

​Call the NC Cooperative Extension Service at 704-336-2082. For other information on trees, lawns and landscape plants, visit their website

Call the NC Cooperative Extension Service at 704-336-2082. For other information on trees, lawns, and landscape plants, visit their website

 

Chapter 21 of the City Code is titled “Trees.” This Tree Ordinance protects public trees within the street right of way in Charlotte. It protects certain private trees on commercial sites, multifamily sites and single-family developments. It also requires trees to be planted on most of these sites. 

​The Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission​ is a board of 10 volunteer citizens who advise the City Manager and City Council on matters related to the tree canopy of Charlotte. Th​ey also conduct special service projects and hold hearings on tree ordinance appeals. 

View our list of recommended plants for roadway landscapes. This is a list of trees that have performed very well as street trees and others that have not. Be sure not to plant medium or large maturing trees near power lines. Before planting in the street right of way, you must obtain a permit from the City Arborist’s office (704-336-4262) 

​Each utility is responsible for maintaining their overhead wires. You can reach them by the following links:

Duke Energy You are leaving CharlotteNC.gov

Time Warner Cable You are leaving CharlotteNC.gov

AT&T​ You are leaving CharlotteNC.gov

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