UNC Charlotte loses an average of three football fields of trees per day, through storm damage, disease or construction.
Trees are important to the environment and absorb greenhouse gasses, help improve mental health, house wildlife and cool urban areas in addition to making the campus and city look better.
On Thursday, April 6, the University’s FM Grounds Department partnered with the Sustainability Office organized a tree planting event for students and the Charlotte community. TreesCharlotte co-hosted the and provided trees for planting.
“Planting trees is important to the campus, because over the last several years a number have been removed,” said Brad Caudle, campus arborist. “We’re trying to reforest areas on campus as we go and fill in what was lost.”