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

Tree Species 

American Elm      

American Hornbeam

Bald Cypress

Paw Paw


Pin Oak


Red Maple

River Birch


Southern Red Oak

Swamp Chesnut Oak

Sweetbay Magnolia


White Oak

Willow Oak

**Species Subject to Change due to Vendor Availability**


Sunset Park Tree Locators and Planters Needed


The NC Urban Forest Legacy Tree Fund has provided a grant to plant 56 trees in Sunset Park on Saturday, December 5.We need volunteers to scout for locations using addresses given by Monday, September 27 and to help with the planting on Saturday, December 4th.



Tree Locators and Planters Needed for Northside Areas

Thanks to a grant from TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation, ACFT volunteers will plant 80 trees in Wilmington's Northside Community as part of TD Bank's 10th Tree Day Celebration on Saturday, November 20th. We need volunteers to visit an assigned area to make a determination if the location is suitable for planting by October 11th. All materials and training will be provided.

Volunteer Opportunities

Two Tree Giveaways!

October 23 and November 13

This year we have TWO Tree Giveaways scheduled thanks to a grant from the Arbor Day Foundation and in partnership with State Farm Insurance Community Tree Recovery and Verizon Community Tree Recovery.

Two thousand 3 gallon trees will be distributed at Legion Stadium
Saturday, October 23 and Saturday, November 13 
9:00 am-12:00 pm.
There is a limit of two trees per person at each event.

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.