Google Fiber has just partnered up with TreesCharlotte (a local nonprofit) to give away 750 trees (6′ to 10′ tall) to local residents in an effort to increase Charlotte’s tree canopy.
The upcoming ‘Free TreeStore’ will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18th at Charlotte’s landscape management office – 701 Tuckaseegee Rd.
“The goal of TreesCharlotte is to achieve 50 percent tree canopy by 2050, and one of the primary ways we accomplish that is by providing homeowners with free trees to plant on their own property. Charlotte’s tree canopy continues to age, particularly in the city’s oldest neighborhoods, so planting today will help ensure that Charlotte remains the ‘City of Trees.’ ” commented Dave Cable, the executive director of TreesCharlotte in a press release.
Every Charlotte household will be eligible for up to two free trees, selected from an assortment of 20 species, including maple, elm, oak, magnolia, silverbell and dogwood – and recipients will also be allowed to take free training for proper tree maintenance.
More details or eligibility requirements here – http://treescharlotte.org/event/city-wide-treestore-2