Environment

NeighborWoods Tree Canopy Program

NeighborWoods, a collaboration between the City of Charlotte and TreesCharlotte , 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
How to Apply:
  • Review the NeighborWoods Program Guidelines and eligibility requirements
  • Register to attend a pre-application workshop:
    • February 2, 2017, 6 - 7 p.m. (Landscape Management Building, 701 Tuckaseegee Rd.)
    • February 15, 2017, 12 - 1 p.m. (Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade St.)
    • March 9, 2017, 12 - 1 p.m. (Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade St.)
    • If you are not able to attend one of the above dates, you may request a workshop by  contacting Denise Coleman, drcoleman@charlottenc.gov or 704-353-1235
  • Complete the Participant Sign Up Sheet and request a letter of support from your neighborhood organization.
  • Submit the online grant application by May 1, 2017, or request paper application.

 Questions? Contact Denise Coleman at 704-353-1235 or drcoleman@charlottenc.gov.​​

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