The city and its consultants in the TCAP effort, Urban Canopy Works and the Center for Watershed Protection, meet every two weeks with a stakeholder group that includes 22 representatives from a variety of disciplines, including development, advocacy groups, neighborhood organizations, landscape architects and homebuilders.
The city has released a survey that gauges public opinion on current tree canopy policies and needs. The survey is available at
www.publicinput.com/trees through Monday, Oct. 12. It will inform future recommended policies that will be incorporated in the
Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide how Charlotte grows for the next 20 years.
A final report with new and updated tree canopy policies will be released in late fall 2020 and included in the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Subsequent to the updated policies in the 2040 Plan, changes in city codes and ordinances will be proposed as part of the city's upcoming Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO is an effort to streamline all city code into one document for easier and better compliance.