rugger62

Charlotte's Tree Canopy

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Charlotte has been known for a while as a city of trees, and there have been numerous articles about it. I wanted to start a list of sites and organizations who help manage the canopy.

Charlotte City Government Agencies

Charlotte Tree Ordinance - http://charmeck.org/... Ordinance.aspx

City of Charlotte Tree Management - http://charmeck.org/...Management.aspx

Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission - http://charmeck.org/...es/default.aspx

Professional Associations

International Society of Arbor Culture - http://www.isa-arbor.com/

Charlotte Arborists Association - http://www.caa-nc.org/

Local Information and Non-profits

The Queen's Crown - http://thequeenscrown.org/

Charlotte Public Tree Fund - http://www.charlottetreefund.org/

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I meant to mention, and I guess this is the thread for it, that I've seen my first example of the new law allowing tree removal in front of billboards. The parking lot behind my office on West Morehead butts up to Irwin Creek and I-77. Over the course of 2 weeks crews removed and wood chipped probably 50-80 trees in front of one billboard next to the southbound lane. I'm not sure what the impact is from the highway but it looks pretty horrible from our parking lot.

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I meant to mention, and I guess this is the thread for it, that I've seen my first example of the new law allowing tree removal in front of billboards. The parking lot behind my office on West Morehead butts up to Irwin Creek and I-77. Over the course of 2 weeks crews removed and wood chipped probably 50-80 trees in front of one billboard next to the southbound lane. I'm not sure what the impact is from the highway but it looks pretty horrible from our parking lot.

We must work in the same building or adjacent buildings. I went back there and looked a couple days ago and they chopped everything down.

At the very least you'd think they'd be required to plant shrubbery to minimize runoff. It looks terrible back there now.

Can't believe the city has spent so much money on stream restoration on Little Sugar Creek and allows something like this to happen.

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^ Grabbed a couple of shots on the way to work. And there is an equally cleared area a short walk downstream for the other side of the billboard.

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Can't believe the city has spent so much money on stream restoration on Little Sugar Creek and allows something like this to happen.

Since last session's change in legislation pushed by billboard companies, it's the North Carolina DOT with the final say. Cities and Towns are now powerless to stop such destruction.

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I'm trying to attach a nifty Powerpoint I got from the City, but for some reason I can't get it attached. Very frustrating...

'Presented at the City Council meeting last Monday – you can consider this a refinement of the strategy now more focused on five pillars and, most significantly, including a community public/private partnership among the City, the Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte Public Tree Fund, Catawba Lands Conservancy and others to promote and enhance the tree canopy. The name of the new partnership is “TreesCharlotte”. TreesCharlotte will be a fund under the umbrella of the Foundation for the Carolinas and will accept private donations to invest in tree planting and tree canopy enhancement.'

I'm looking forward to seeing an online presence developed for TreesCharlotte - the city is making a real effort to move us towards 50% tree canopy in 2050.

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I don't understand why Charlotte is the bad guy when we account for all the growth on Metrolina & CLT & Raleigh account for 50% of all growth....

And the Thom Tillis commercials make me so sick about "He'll fight Washington when he gets there, he won't compromise North Carolina values....." I'm just like "great..... More dysfunction"

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