Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission

NOTE: CTAC meeting date and time will be the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

CTAC's Mission

  • Review and provide guidance on guidelines within the Charlotte Tree Manual

  • Serve in a quasi-judicial role in determining appeals and variances related to the Charlotte Tree Ordinance

  • To advise and support City Council and assist City leaders on issues affecting Charlotte' urban forest

  • Administer the Mayor's Crown Tree Awards Program 

Bylaws, rules and procedure for the Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission(PDF, 159KB)

Appeal and Variance Hearing Information

NOTE: Applications must be fully completed and include fee payment to be considered.


crown tree awards

Crown Tree Awards

Nominations are now open for the Crown Tree Awards, which celebrate Charlotte’s amazing urban forest and the citizens who preserve, grow and advocate for it. Nominations are open to all and must be submitted by January 31, 2024. Include award category and a description on why your nominee should win!

Winners receive a beautiful, locally sourced wood plaque and certificate. Members of the Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission will announce the winners at their April business meeting. Winners will also be acknowledge by the Mayor and City Council.

Award Categories

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.

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.