Crown Tree Awards

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The Crown Tree Awards celebrate Charlotte’s amazing urban forest and the citizens who preserve, grow and advocate for it. The Awards are managed by the Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission, on behalf of The Mayor and City Council. Nominations may be made by anyone, and must be submitted by March 1 of each year for consideration. Members of the Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission will announce the winners at the annual TreesCharlotte Summit, held in May each year. Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate.


Mayor’s Tree of the Year

Think you have Charlotte’s most glorious tree? Take a snapshot at its most breathtaking (you have spring, summer and fall!) and submit it here. The Mayor will select the winner and present the award at the annual summit.

Spirit of the Tree

Trees can have a special place in our hearts. Share the story and a photo about your treasured tree. Perhaps it’s a dogwood planted to commemorate the birth of a child or an oak to mark the passing of a grandparent. Maybe it’s the maple where you professed your love. Winning entries will capture that special relationship trees can have with humans.  

Corporate Friend of the Urban Forest

Corporate sustainability measures are crucial to keeping our thriving metropolitan clean and healthy. This award recognizes a company and its leaders for their outstanding commitment to our urban forest.

Proud Partner of the Canopy

It takes a village to protect and preserve our urban canopy. This award recognizes the educator, community partner or civic institution that has played an exceptional role in the effort to promote our canopy.