Dear Neighbors,

You have probably seen articles referencing the fairly dramatic loss in Charlotte’s tree canopy over the past few years. In fact, you likely didn’t need to read about it; it is evident by the markedly reduced shade throughout the neighborhood.

The City of Charlotte has released a survey where they are asking for residents’ input on how to best save and enhance our tree canopy. Myers Park has the largest concentration of trees in the City and we are also the most at risk. Myers Park has lost more trees than any other neighborhood in recent years.

A link to the survey is below:

The survey is important and will only be open for a few more weeks, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Please share your own opinions, but one notable discovery from our perspective is that tree funding is woefully inadequate compared to other comparable cities. While there are lots of needs for City resources, a five to tenfold increase in tree funding is not unreasonable.

In the past, we have worked with the City to increase tree plantings in Myers Park and we are hoping to expand our efforts this fall. More to follow on that, but please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Best regards,

Charlie Welch