The City of Charlotte earned the moniker, “The City of Trees”, through wise decisions made over the years to invest in, maintain, and protect its tree canopy. Charlotte’s tree canopy is one of the finest urban forests in America, and provides benefits to everyone.

TreesCharlotte was created as a public/private collaboration dedicated to planting trees, primarily through volunteer efforts, and has since established itself as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. TreesCharlotte also educates Charlotte’s residents on the importance of the canopy and ways to plant and preserve trees.

On the 20th of September, TreesCharlotte will present the Fifth Annual Urban Forestry Summit at the UNC Charlotte Center City, including keynote speakers addressing the urban forest’s benefits and innovations in community engagement. David Nowak with the U.S. Forest Service and Larry Selzer, president of The Conservation Fund, are the keynote speakers.

“Every year, the TreesCharlotte Urban Forestry Summit brings together our partners to discuss new, unique and exciting ideas to preserve and maintain our city’s tree canopy,” said Dave Cable, executive director of TreesCharlotte. Cable’s group is working to restore 50 percent of Charlotte’s tree canopy by 2050.

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