Volunteer

​Tree Planting Events ​

​​​​Streams need trees alongside their banks to reduce erosion, filter pollutants, absorb flood waters, reduce water temperatures, and provide habitat for aquatic wildlife like fish and turtles. Even if a stream was free of pollution, it needs a healthy buffer of trees to support life. Help us replant stream buffers with trees! 
Every fall, there is at least one tree planting event called the Creek ReLeaf.  Join us for our next Creek ReLeaf event on Saturday, November 18, 2017!  Please register for Creek ReLeaf with the Charlotte Public Tree Fund.

Creek ReLeaf events are a collaborative effort of the following partners:  

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services  
  • The Charlotte Public Tree Fund
  • The Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College​
  • The Sierra Club-Central Piedmont Group

In 2016, Creek ReLeaf partnered with TreesCharlotte and nearly 200  volunteers to plant 500 tree seedlings along McMullen Creek in the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood and along Addison Drive. 

Since 2008, Creek Releaf volunteers have planted nearly 13,500 tree seedlings in the floodplains of Briar Creek, Irwin Creek, Little Sugar Creek, McDowell Creek, McMullen Creek, and Rocky River.

Can’t make it to one of our plantings? 

You can also volunteer to help with maintenance needs at already planted tree site locations.  We need help with making sure that the trees are still covered in a tube, that the stake is still upright, and the weed mats are still working to keep the weeds away from the tree.  We provide the supplies, you provide the manpower.  You can organize a day for your group, or participate in one of our Tree Maintenance Days!  

Upcoming scheduled Tree Maintenance Days:

Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.  
Location: 7641 Henderson Park Road

Saturday, January 13, 2017 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.  
Location TBD

Questions? 

Ashley Smith​  
Ashley.Smith@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Environmental Specialist
980-721-2094 ​​

People planting trees