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Charlotte's Tree Canopy And NC Forests

Flickr/Erik Cleves Kristensen
Trees in uptown Charlotte

While Charlotte was going about planting its iconic trees, the seeds of the American conservation movement were being planted just up the road in Asheville at the Biltmore Estate. A German forester, Carl Schenck, was hired to manage the forest surrounding the stately home. That work is the focus of a film, America’s First Forest, which is being screened next week in Charlotte. We’ll speak with the executive producer of the film.


Dave Cable - executive director, Trees Charlotte

Dr. Jamie Lewis - historian, Forest History Society; executive producer, America's First Forest

Inaugural Charlotte Arbor Week, March 12-19, more information at treescharlotte.org

America’s First Forest screening, March 15, Myers Park Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m. More information.