Volunteer

​Tree Planting Events ​

Join us for our next tree planting event, Creek ReLeaf, on Saturday, November 19, starting at 9 a.m. We plan to plant over 350 trees in the floodplain of the Catawba River in Northwest Charlotte. Visit Charlotte Public Tree Fund’s Creek ReLeaf event page for more information and registration.

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
  • North Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • The Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College
  • The Sierra Club-Central Piedmont Group

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!

Tree Planting Sites

Questions? Contact:

Ken Friday

Mecklenburg County Environmental Specialist II

People planting trees