Tree Canopy Preservation

​Urban Arboretum Trail

​The Urban Arboretum Trail (UAT) is a partnership between the city's Tree Canopy Preservation Program and the city's Placemaking Program. The UAT will create or preserve canopy in more rapidly developing areas of Charlotte seeing significant tree loss. A pilot project developed for UAT will identify and repurpose underused City parcels or excess right-of-way and acquire properties in areas of Charlotte with canopy loss to create educational stops along a forest-focused walkable or bikeable trail. View the trail's proposed site plan, plant palette and amenities.

Arboretum public space and trail goals

  • Tree canopy preservation

  • Open space

  • Community placemaking

  • Connecting our places

  • Reclaiming our wood waste

  • Educating our community