TreesDavidson, a DLC partnership with TreesCharlotte, preserves and restores our tree canopy. Trees play a vital role in maintaining the health of our environment by:
- cleaning our air (filtering and absorbing carbon dioxide)
- reducing stormwater run-off (carrying pollutants like pesticides and fertilizers to new areas)
- cooling our streets and homes without energy use
Trees also increase home values. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, large trees can increase your home’s value by 3 to 15%. And oh yes – they are beautiful, complex organisms that adapt and change before our eyes!
Thanks to TreesDavidson programs, students, scouts, families, and others have come together in the Davidson community to plant 552 trees. You can see these trees if you visit Plum Creek Park at Bailey Springs (owned and maintained by the Town of Davidson).
In addition to planting trees in the community, Davidson Lands Conservancy is working with the Town of Davidson to better manage our tree canopy. These efforts for 2019 include:
- strengthening the Town’s Tree Ordinance to protect trees with historical and heritage value
- updating the Town’s street tree inventory, last taken in 2007
- working with local property owners to improve our tree canopy
Our trees are an important asset to the health and well being of our town. Every mature tree we lose takes years to replace. Davidson Lands Conservancy’s TreesDavidson program works now to assure the health of our tree canopy for future generations. Get involved today with TreesDavidson! We’ll let you know about all our planned activities.