TreesCharlotte Summit: Saving our Canopy

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Charlotte is one of the most tree-rich cities in America, but an explosion of development combined with an aging canopy is threatening that coveted reputation. As TreesCharlotte works toward the bold goal of planting 500,000 new trees and keeping our air clean, our city cool and our neighborhoods beautiful, we need every sector of Charlotte to rise to the challenge.

At the TreesCharlotte Urban Forest Summit on Jan. 23, we’ll offer numerous ways for private citizens, businesses and government entities to make an impact. Program to include:

• A panel starring the city’s chief arborist, the TreesCharlotte executive director, a local developer and a neighborhood leader. They will discuss the ambitious Urban Forest Master Plan, which lays out strategies for today and far beyond. WCNC Meteorologist Brad Panovich will moderate.
• The documentary “Felled,” about two woodworkers’ attempts to create new life out of a fallen majestic tree.
• Two classes on the 101 of tree care – one focused on picking the right tree for your property, another on how to care for that tree in its first five years.
• Demos from Summit sponsor Bartlett Tree Experts on tree pruning; pieces by a local artist who works with fallen trees; a look at geo-tracking tree canopy by a local startup.

The Summit is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208


5 p.m.: Cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres
5:15 p.m.: Hands-on courses, “Right Tree, Right Place” and “When to Call to Arborist”
6 p.m.: Panel discussion on the Urban Forest Master Plan, moderated by WCNC Meteorologist Brad Panovich.
7 p.m.: Screening of documentary “Felled”

Registration is limited to 300 people. Register today at http://treescharlotte.org/event/6th-annual-urban-forestry-summit-2/
Harris Conference Center
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Start Time
5:00 pm
End Time
8:00 pm
Event Category