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Charlotte's Crown Tree Awards
The Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission, on behalf of the mayor and city council, recognize outstanding projects and people that have a positive impact on the tree canopy of the Queen City. Nominations may be made by anyone and are due the 4th Monday in July each year for consideration. The awards are presented in September at the Annual Tree Summit televised by the City Council Meeting.

  • Categories
  • Tree preservation - Recognizes efforts to protect and maintain individual trees, stands of forest or areas of tree canopy.

  • Tree planting - Commends exceptional initiatives and innovations in tree planting that includes species diversity with an emphasis on native species.

  • Advocacy - Honors those who speak out on behalf of Charlotte's trees by raising awareness of the benefits of trees and the issues pertaining to the tree canopy.

  • Education - Spotlights individuals or institutions that teach the benefits of trees and healthy tree canopy or advance the knowledge of trees through research and its application. 

Nominiation Form

Keeping Charlotte The City of Trees

In 2012, 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.

Among the myriad benefits, trees clean our air, ease storm water run-off, reduce our energy usage, cool our streets, parks, and homes, increase property values and provide natural beauty that is the envy of cities across the world.

Unfortunately, Charlotte’s urban forest is old, fragile and depleting. In recognition of the canopy’s importance, the Charlotte City Council adopted a bold tree canopy coverage goal of 50% by 2050. Achieving this goal calls for planting 500,000 trees over the coming decades.

The mission of TreesCharlotte is made possible thanks to the generous support and involvement of our dedicated donors, partners and corporate sponsors, and our network of volunteers.