Volunteers Plant Trees To Help Charlotte’s Environment

CHARLOTTE, NC — Volunteers with the “WeLoveU” Foundation teamed up with Charlotte Storm Water Services recently to help make sure Charlotte’s tree canopy continues to grow.

They spent Sunday morning planting and maintaining trees in a flood zone off Chilton Place in Myers Park.

Experts say growing trees helps reduce erosion while also helping the environment.

Samantha Adams with the WeLoveU Foundation says, “Trees help to increase the clean air quality, it helps to prevent runoff into the waters and the streams.”

Charlotte Storm Water Services maintains several tree planting sites across the county.

Organizations can volunteer to help clean and maintain the sites, and even adopt them by coming twice a year to do things like weeding and pruning.