What Would North Carolina Be Without It's Longleaf Pines?

Miss Elizabeth Burns is a UNCW Environmental Science student and one of ACFT'S Spring interns. In her guest column for the Star News, she explains the history and the importance of North Carolina's state tree. To read the article in its entirety, please click on this link: https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/lifestyle/2021/04/09/north-carolina-longleaf-pines-its-history-and-future/4825186001/?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=SectionFrontFeed-FeedRedesign

WilmingtonTree Initiative Update

The goal of the Wilmington Tree Initiative was to plant 1739 trees by Fall of 2021 to commemorate Wilmington's founding year.

To date the number of trees planted is 3066 which includes City, County, Alliance for Cape Fear Trees and Cape Fear Community College.

The number of trees and seedlings that have been given away is 4615 which includes 1615 containerized trees and 3000 seedlings.

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

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 P.M. via Zoom at this time.


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

Alliance for Cape Fear Trees

1901 South Live Oak Parkway

Wilmington, North Carolina


© 2018 by Alliance for Cape Fear Trees

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