Caring for our Trees Together

Charlotte takes pride in having one of the most expansive tree canopies in the country. We couldn't achieve this without the hard work of Charlotte residents like you! In order to celebrate the rich biodiversity found in our urban forests, educate the public on how to take action to maintain our canopy, and protect our forest for years to come, we've expanded the range of opportunities available through the Tree Care Initiative grant. 


Eligible organizations citywide can apply for matching grants of up to $3,000 for tree care initiatives including canopy assessment, ivy removal, tree banding, education and tree focused community events. Please see Appendix A for a complete list of eligible projects.


Applications are accepted once per year. Tree Care projects may run concurrently with open Neighborhood Matching Grant projects. The application deadline for the 2019 Tree Care Grant has passed. Please check this page in June 2020 for information about next year's grant!

Required Pre-application Workshops

Neighborhoods interested in participating in the Tree Care Program must attend a pre-application workshop. There are currently no pre-application workshops scheduled. Please check this page in June 2020 for new workshop opportunities.


How to Apply


Required Documents


For more Information:

Contact Jonathan Hill, jonathan.hill@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​ ​​