​Tree Planting Events ​

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

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!

Tree Planting Sites

Questions? Contact:

Ken Friday

Mecklenburg County Environmental Specialist II

People planting trees