TreesCharlotte and our students at the Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology need your help planting trees on Feb. 8.
The TreeDay event is a great way for families and people of all ages to learn about the importance of trees while helping build Charlotte’s urban-forest future.
TreesCharlotte is a public/private collaboration dedicated to planting trees, primarily through volunteer efforts with a focus on underserved communities.
Thanks to a partnership with LendingTree, Charlotte 2020 Host Committee and 2020 Convention Planners, TreesCharlotte and dozens of volunteers will plant about 120 trees on the campus of the Vaughan Academy, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools magnet school.
The academy is at the former Newell School campus at 8601 Old Concord Road, just south of the East W.T. Harris Boulevard interchange. Directions
Fun and learning for all ages
TreesCharlotte welcomes families as well as adult volunteers to help plant trees.
Children’s activities will be offered between 9 and 10 am by the NC Wildlife Federation.
TreesCharlotte partner CupLux Coffee will provide volunteers with handcrafted coffee.
Volunteer needs and requirements
The tree planting will take place rain or shine. A modest rainfall actually provides ideal planting conditions, says TreesCharlotte.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable event, TreesCharlotte will limit the number of volunteers to 70 for this TreeDay.
- Register now as TreeDay events “sell-out” quickly. 40 spots remained as of Feb. 5. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Once you register, more detailed information will be emailed to you.
Other TreeDays and TreesCharlotte events
TreesCharlotte and its partners will sponsor several more TreeDay plantings, including ones on Feb. 26 at the Childcare Network 54 campus and on Feb. 29 at Oakdale Elementary School.
- Visit the TreesCharlotte calendar for information about these and many more events.