Preserving, protecting, and planting trees in Greater Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region.

 Environmental Stewardship in Our Community

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Environmental stewardship is the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. Here are some ideas on how you can become more environmentally conscious in your day to day life and on a local level.

Plant Native Trees and Plants: Not only will they thrive in your landscape, they will provide food for pollinators and shelter for animals. For a list of native species to southeastern North Carolina,
please visit:

Shop Local Farmers Markets: What better way to know your food than by knowing your local grower? The benefits of shopping local pay off both economically and nutritionally! Click here for a list of markets in our area. 

Volunteer Your Time for Environmental Causes: Help the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees scout for planting locations for grant funded trees, participate in our tree planting events, volunteer to help with our community tree distributions, become a tree keeper and much more! Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter list  to be first to know about our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Stay Informed and Vote for Environment- Friendly Policies: In terms of adopting  and enacting certain  environmental policies and to be a better steward of the environment, it is vital to vote for policies that will improve the environment.

Tree Scouts Needed for Wilmington's Northside

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 The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees in partnership with the City of Wilmington will be canvasing Wilmington's Northside for tree planting locations, thanks to several pending grants . These trees will be planted in front of homes, in the city's right of way this fall. Our focus is on areas that were not planted last year. The City Arborist requires that ACFT volunteers go door to door to obtain homeowner responses if they do or do not want a tree planted in front of their homes, in the city right of way.

If you would like to volunteer to help us in this important work, please sign up using this link: 
Thanks to the Volunteers who are helping with Sunset Park!

Sunset Park Tree Planting Date Announced!

On Saturday, October 23rd, ACFT volunteers in cooperation with the City of Wilmington will plant over 50 trees in the Sunset Park neighborhood, thanks to grant funding from the NC Urban Forest Council. 

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

More details will be emailed to volunteers closer to the planting date.

The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees protects, preserves, and plants trees for the health of the community and the environment.

Trees provide aesthetic value and cultural identity to the area and are essential in:

  • preserving local ecosystems

  • managing storm water

  • creating shade

  • reducing air pollution

  • providing physical and mental health benefits

Interested in being a part of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees?

Meeting Information

The Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm at New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Service's Educational Classroom.


Our General Meetings are held three times a year. Notifications are sent through email.