The study used 2016 federal agricultural aerial photos and 2016-17 NC Emergency Management  images.
City of Charlotte

Charlotte's tree canopy was little changed from 2012 to 2016, shrinking only slightly as trees were cut for development. A new study delivered to the City Council Monday shows losses were offset by tree planting and natural growth.

A Yoshino Cherry tree in east Charlotte is the 2019 Charlotte Tree of the Year.

We Charlotteans love our trees, from majestic oaks to flowering fruit trees. When city officials and the people who care for those trees gathered for the annual TreesCharlotte summit Tuesday night, one tree stood out.

Erin Oliverio, the city of Charlotte's Tree Canopy Program manager, spoke at Tuesday's TreesCharlotte Big Tree Summit.
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Charlotte arborists, city officials and tree lovers celebrated the city's efforts to preserve its tree canopy at the annual TreesCharlotte Big Tree Summit Tuesday. But a question loomed: Will it be enough?