​Tree Planting Events ​

Creek ReLeaf 2021 will be held on Saturday, November 20th from 9am-12pm. We will be planting over 300 tree seedlings in the floodplain along Spruce Street in Southwest Charlotte.
To register for the event, please visit the Charlotte Tree Fund website. 

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.

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 2017, Creek ReLeaf partnered with TreesCharlotte and 450 volunteers to plant over 1300 t​re​e seedlings along Briar Creek in the Chantilly Neighborhood.

Since 2008, Creek ReLeaf​ volunteers have planted nearly 15,000 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? Help out with Tree Maintenance!

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 man​power. You can organize a day for your group, adopt a site, or participate in one of our Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Days! All Participants need to follow these rules and safety guidelines and sign the Participant Waiver Form and the Youth Participation Release Form.  Make sure to fill out the datasheet if you hold your own maintenance event. Please access this form using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Watch a short video on Tree Maintenance​.

Please visit our VOLUNTEER EVENTS ​page for upcoming tree maintenance days!

Tree Planting Sites

Questions? Contact:

Ken Friday

Mecklenburg County Environmental Specialist II

People planting trees