CHARLOTTE — In partnership with Morningstar Properties, Trees Charlotte hosted a citywide tree adoption on Saturday.
Nolan Transportation Group was another sponsor of the event that handed out over 800 trees to residents throughout Charlotte.
Anyone who lives in the Queen City was required to register and stop by the pickup site at Charlotte Landscape Management on Tuckaseegee Road. Residents were able to pick up two free trees, mulch them, and learn how to plant and care for their trees.
The tree adoption took place on Saturday morning from 8:30–11:30 with volunteers from Morningstar Properties and Nolan Transportation Group joining TreesCharlotte and tree masters to hand out trees.
Executive director of TreesCharlotte, Jane Myers, told Channel 9 she hopes that events like these will increase community involvement in helping to plant trees throughout the city.
“We’re lucky to have the canopy we have, it’s top 10 in the country,” Myers said, “But we are losing half a percent every year, so it’s important we all step up and be a part of keeping trees in our community.”
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