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

Sunset Park Tree Planting Date Announced!

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On Saturday, October 22nd ACFT volunteers in cooperation with the City of Wilmington will plant 57 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.

Mark Your Calendars for Our
Tree Distribution 

ACFT volunteers in partnership with Arbor Day Foundation and
State Farm Insurance, will kick off the fall planting season with
1000 FREE 3-gallon trees at Legion Stadium at 9:00 am
on Saturday, November 5th.
Be on the lookout for more details, species
of trees that will be distributed and volunteer opportunities! 

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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: 

Join our Friends at Penderlea Farms for a
FREE Live Oak Tree Show !

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Enjoy Live Music, Pig Pickin', Farm Tours and Hay Rides!

Come see the 25,000+ NC Heritage Live Oak Trees that are grown from acorns hand-picked from

regionally iconic trees!

Saturday October 1st
11:00 am-3:00 pm
1225 Stag Road
Burgaw, NC 28425

Look for ACFT's Table at These Events!

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New Hanover County Arboretum

6206 Oleander Drive

Wilmington, NC 28403


Saturday, October 8th

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Halyburton Park

4099 S. 17th Street

Wilmington, NC 28412

Learn More Here                                                             Learn More Here

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.