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Wilmington Tree Initiative

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A City of Wilmington Initiative 

To grow the urban forest by planting trees and educating the public about the value of tress along with proper planting and maintenance and plant 1739 trees in honor of Wilmington's founding year by Fall 2021 working with partner organizations and the community.


The goal was met and more than doubled in the first year. The initiative is planned to be ongoing for a number of years. 

Initiative Partners

Alliance for Cape Fear Trees                    

Cape Fear Community College                

Cape Fear Garden Club                            

City of Wilmington                                    

Keep New Hanover Beautiful                  

New Hanover County                   

NC Cooperative Extension                

Plastic Ocean Project                         

University of North Carolina at Wilmington    Wilmington Tree Commission                  

How to Become Involved

Volunteer at a tree planting event

or giveaway event

Attend an educational workshop

or program

Become a sponsor

Donation Information

The Alliance of Cape Fear Trees is a participant in the Tree Initiative and the sole fiscal agent to receive funds donated. Ninety percent (90%) of every donation will go towards the Wilmington Tree Initiative and ten percent (10%) will be kept by the Alliance to continue its work in planting and preserving trees. 

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