Beautifying Education with TreesCharlotte
TreesCharlotte and Urban Offsets joined forces to create a carbon credit bank to benefit several university's carbon emissions goals.
Established in 2012, TreesCharlotte is the driving force behind the bold initiative of achieving 50% tree canopy coverage by 2050. TreesCharlotte works tirelessly to address the City’s tree loss from development, protect its forests and native species, and create new green space.
These project trees are divided amongst 4 schools:
Hidden Valley Elementary is a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in eastern Charlotte. It is the proud home of the Eagles.
Robert F. Kennedy Middle School is a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in south-western Charlotte. It is the proud home of the Wapitis.
Starmount Elementary is a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in south-western Charlotte. It is the proud home of the Owls.
Hornets Nest Elementary is a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in northern Charlotte. It is the proud home of the Hornets.
Hidden Valley Elementary trees are strategically placed around all borders of the campus, with the majority clustered along the southern border.
The majority of the Robert F. Kennedy Middle School trees are located around the entrance of the school and down Gallant Lane. Additional trees can be found around the athletic fields and towards the southern end of campus.
Starmount Elementary trees are located around the perimeter of the school grounds. Grouped by the entrance to the west, and far east of campus.
The majority of the Hornets Nest Elementary trees are grouped around the southern border of campus. Additional trees can be found around the back of the school on the eastern border of campus.
The Beautifying Education Projects include: Hidden Valley Elementary, Hornets Nest Elementary, Starmount Elementary, Hickory Grove Elementary, and Robert F. Kennedy Middle School.
Properly maintaining trees in this project for 40 years is projected to generate 861.24 to 1,052.62 innovative and peer verified carbon credits.
Summer 2016Project created
TreesCharlotte created the Hidden Valley Elementary project.
Fall 2016Planting location found
TreesCharlotte identified planting sites.
Fall 2016Site prepared for planting
The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.
Fall 2016Planting event
All trees have been planted for Hidden Valley Elementary.
January 20171st inventory completed
TreesCharlotte completed the first inventory for Hidden Valley Elementary.
March 2017Project registered
Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.
Xylem has supported this project.
2nd Inventory completed
The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.
1st Peer verification started
Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date.
Submitted and Finalized
The review will then be submitted.