​​​​​​Caring for our Trees Together

Neighborhood organizations can apply for up to $3,000 to assist with tree care in their community, including trees located on private properties and in common areas, reducing the impact of cankerworms and the emerald ash borer through banding and treatment. There is no income eligibility to receive a Tree Care Grant.​

Applications are accepted once per year. Tree Care projects may run concurrently with open Neighborhood Matching Grant projects. The current application deadline is September 1, 2017.


Update: Due to limited supplies of Tanglefoot, we have made a modification to the Tree Care Grant guidelines. If your neighborhood association purchases Tanglefoot between July 1, 2017 and the date of the contract signing (expected to occur in September, 2017), neighborhoods with approved grants can be reimbursed for the purchase of Tranglefoot only. All other supplies must be purchased after contract signing as it states in the Program Guidelines. (Note: all neighborhoods wishing to purchase Tanglefoot in advance will be making the purchase at their own risk; expenses will only be reimbursed if the grant is approved. )


Required Pre-application Workshops

Neighborhoods interested in participating in the Tree Care Program must attend a pre-application workshop. Miss the last session? No problem! Just catch up online!

How to Apply

Required Documents


For more Information:

Contact Denise Coleman, drcoleman@charlottenc.gov, to learn more about participating in the program. 

Learn more about Charlotte's cankerworm population and the importance of tree banding by visiting Engineering & Property Management's "Let's Band Together" web page​.​​​​​



Older fellow helping to band a tree to prevent cankerworms​ ​​