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The Chantilly Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a one hour program Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 am called ‘Citizen Arborist’ to learn more about your Charlotte tree canopy.

The featured speaker will be Tim Porter, Assistant City Arborist for the City of Charlotte.  Tim will give you tips for looking out for problems with your trees as well as proper tree care.

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The event will be at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Ave Charlotte, NC 28205

The event is free to members of the public – but anyone wishing to attend is asked to please RSVP: secretary@iChantilly.org

Interested neighbors in the Chantilly neighborhood are asked to also email secretary@iChantilly.org if you cannot make the session, but would like additional information about our tree canopy.

As was discussed in recent Charlotte Observer articles this year, our aging willow oak population will become more of a pressing issue for our neighbors in the immediate future.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 5.53.01 PM   Based on the most recent tree survey by the City (2012), Chantilly has about 89% of trees in the ‘right of way’ areas (median strips) in fair to poor health.

As mentioned in a January 24, 2015 Charlotte Observer article, “Because most [willow oaks] were planted between 1895 to 1923, they’re also aging out together. The concentration of willow oaks might also account for the annual onslaught of cankerworms.

“It’s one of the major challenges of Charlotte’s tree canopy,” said Dave Cable, executive director of the public-private planting initiative TreesCharlotte.

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Guests from TreesCharlotte will also be on hand to discuss a Chantilly Neighborhood cooperative project for the fall

 

See you April 25!

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