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The project logo Tree Canopy Action Plan (TCAP) Public Survey

CHARLOTTE TREE CANOPY ACTION PLAN SURVEY

 

ABOUT THE TREE CANOPY ACTION PLAN (TCAP)

The City of Charlotte recognizes the importance of its tree canopy – the area of Charlotte covered by the shade of trees when viewed from above – to residents. The City also understands the proven benefits trees provide, including improving air and water quality, reducing the effects of pollutants, and providing shade and beautification.

As Charlotte continues to grow, there are many priorities, including the tree canopy, that require evaluating City policies. By answering this brief survey, you can help inform the policies that guide how we manage and grow our tree canopy.

 

Please complete the eight-question tree canopy survey and a few questions on your background to help the City update tree policies in Charlotte.

TWO OPTIONS TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY: 

 

Option 1:  Watch the Videos, Answer Questions (Recommended)
There are three sections of this survey and each section discusses a different tree canopy topic. In each section, watch a short video and answer the questions that follow. In each section, there are two versions of the same video, one in English and one with Spanish subtitles.

 

Option 2: Skip the Videos, Answer All Questions
If you aren't interested in watching the videos, you may skip them and answer the questions.

 

Either way, we thank you for your time and feedback!

PLEASE ANSWER THESE 8 QUESTIONS ON CHARLOTTE TREE CANOPY.

VIDEO #1 The Story of Tree Canopy in Charlotte

VIDEO #1 La Historia de la Corbertura Arbórea en Charlotte

QUESTION #1: Prior to completing this survey, were you aware Charlotte had a goal of achieving 50% tree canopy by the year 2050?

Tree canopy is simply the area of Charlotte covered by the shade of trees when viewed from above.

Yes
No
I've heard of it, but I'm not clear on what it means
Other
Closed to responses
QUESTION #2: Are you pleased with the amount of tree canopy IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
My neighborhood has too many trees
My neighborhood has the right amount of trees and tree canopy.
My neighborhood needs more trees and tree canopy
Other
Closed to responses
QUESTION #3: Below are six things we can do to grow and sustain tree canopy in Charlotte. Rank the most pressing needs IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

To rank, simply click each item and then drag them into priority order - the top being the most important and the bottom being the least.

Closed to responses
QUESTION #4: Are you pleased with the amount of tree canopy CITYWIDE?
The city has too much tree canopy
The city has the right amount of tree canopy
The city needs more tree canopy
Other
Closed to responses
QUESTION #5. Which actions does Charlotte need the most CITYWIDE to sustain its tree canopy?

To rank, simply click each item and then drag them into priority order - the top being the most important and the bottom being the least.

Closed to responses

VIDEO #2 Protecting Trees on Private Property

VIDEO #2 Protección de Árboles en Propiedad Privada

QUESTION #6: What are your thoughts on a possible City regulation that would protect healthy mature trees from being removed by homeowners and business owners.

This could include trees in your own home's yard, for example.

Strongly opposed
Opposed
Neutral; neither support or oppose
Support
Strongly support
Closed to responses

VIDEO #3 Equity and Tree Canopy

VIDEO #3 Equidad y Cobertura Arbórea

QUESTION #7: In your opinion, which actions would be of greatest benefit for underserved neighborhoods in Charlotte that have lower tree canopy?
Closed to responses
QUESTION #8: What additional feedback would you like to share as we continue to update tree canopy policies and develop the Tree Canopy Action Plan?
Closed for Comments
  • For more information on the Tree Canopy Action Plan, please visit our project website, trees.charlottenc.gov.
  • There is an opportunity at the end of this survey to take a deeper dive into the work of the Tree Canopy Action Plan team.  
  • This project does not involve reworking any City codes at this time, only developing policies that will inform potential code updates in the future. 

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