The City of Charlotte’s Landscape Management Division is taking an inventory of Charlotte’s street trees to help determine their condition and needs. The inventory is being performed to support the City’s Urban Forest Master Plan and its goal for Charlotte to attain 50 percent tree canopy by the year 2050.
Arborists with the company Plan-It Geo have been hired to inventory street trees the City is responsible for maintaining, such as those in planting strips, medians and other areas in the right of way. Plan-It Geo will have two to three inventory arborists collecting data on the species, size, location, condition and maintenance needs for each street tree in designated areas.
“Charlotteans overwhelmingly support protecting and preserving the city’s trees,” said Assistant City Arborist Laurie Reid Dukes. “This inventory helps us proactively assess the health and condition of the city’s street trees so that we can enhance our current tree management and maintenance programs.”
Inventory arborists are in designated areas for the next 10 to 12 weeks. Residents may encounter the arborists, who are authorized to assess trees on City property and rights of way, while respecting private property. For any questions, residents can call Landscape Management at 704-336-4262.
City arborists recommend that residents monitor the health of trees on their property and to have a professional arborist inspect any tree that may be unsafe.
To report unhealthy trees in public rights of way call 311 or visit http://CharlotteNC.gov/311.
Call 911 to report trees that threaten safety or property or that block major roadways and access for emergency services.
You can learn about ways to protect your trees by visiting http://CharlotteNC.gov/trees.