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City of Charlotte Street Tree Replanting Initiative

747 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Save Charlotte’s Trees! Charlotte’s trees provide millions of dollars in benefits to the entire community by reducing storm water runoff, lowering utility bills and making our air cleaner to breathe. But in the past two decades Charlotte has lost half of its famed tree canopy. Each year, Charlotte loses more trees than are planted.

Enough is enough! Charlotte City Council must reverse tree loss and designate our city’s trees as “infrastructure” and begin now by funding street tree maintenance and replanting with a line item of $500,000 for trees in the 2011 budget.

This petition will be sent to all Charlotte city council members, the mayor and appropriate city and county staff.

Sponsor

Citizens for Trees

Links

 

http://www.charlottetreefund.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/comparison_landsat_charlotte_85to08.pdf

CityGreen Benefit Comparison of Charlotte's Trees: 1985 to 2008

 

www.treebenefits.com 

Tree Benefit Calculator

 

http://www.charlottetreefund.org/

Charlotte Public Tree Fund

 

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/forestry/pdf/ag/ag677.pdf

Communities Thrive on Trees - NCSU Brochure

 

http://www.itreetools.org/academy_spring2007/Municipal_Forest_Resource_Analysis_Charlotte.pdf -USDA Report on Charlotte's Tree Canopy 2005

 

http://www.americanforests.org/downloads/rea/AF_Charlotte.pdf - American Forest Analysis of Charlotte's Tree Canopy 2003

 

www.dfr.state.nc.us – North Carolina Division of Forest Resources

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Signatures

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    Patrick Vaughn United States
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    Cathy Ramsey United States
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    Cathy Ramsey United States
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    The Powell Family United States
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    William McKee United States
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    Laurie Graybeal United States
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    Isabella Lacki United States
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    Kirstin Gelinas United States
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    Lee Clat United States
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    Cheryl McDermott United States
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    Arthur R Cohen United States
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    Chris Thomas United States
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    Bryan Gabriel United States
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    Debbie Foster United States
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    Raymond L Sheedy United States
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