Thank you to the 118 volunteers that helped us plant 350 tree seedlings as a part of Creek ReLeaf 2021. Check back soon for information about our next tree planting event. Until then, visit our events page for Tree Maintenance opportunities.
Streams need trees alongside their banks to reduce erosion, filter pollutants, absorb flood waters, reduce water temperatures, and provide habitat for aquatic wildlife like fish and turtles. Even if a stream was free of pollution, it needs a healthy buffer of trees to support life. Help us replant stream buffers with trees!
Every fall, there is at least one tree planting event called the Creek ReLeaf.
Creek ReLeaf events are a collaborative effort of the following partners:
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
- The Charlotte Public Tree Fund
- The Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College
- The Sierra Club-Central Piedmont Group
In 2017, Creek ReLeaf partnered with
TreesCharlotte and 450 volunteers to plant over
1300 tree seedlings along Briar Creek in the Chantilly Neighborhood.
Since 2008, Creek ReLeaf volunteers have planted nearly 15,000 tree seedlings in the floodplains of Briar Creek, Irwin Creek, Little Sugar Creek, McDowell Creek, McMullen Creek, and Rocky River.
Can’t make it to one of our plantings? Help out with Tree Maintenance!
You can also volunteer to help with maintenance needs at already planted tree site locations. We need help with making sure that the trees are still covered in a tube, that the stake is still upright, and the weed mats are still working to keep the weeds away from the tree. We provide the supplies, you provide the manpower. You can organize a day for your group, adopt a site, or participate in one of our Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Days! All Participants need to follow these
rules and safety guidelines and sign the
Participant Waiver Form and the Youth Participation Release Form. Make sure to fill out the
datasheet if you hold your own maintenance event. Please access this form using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.
Watch a short video on Tree Maintenance.
Please visit our
VOLUNTEER EVENTS page for upcoming tree maintenance days!
Tree Planting Sites