Did you know that New Hanover County Parks & Gardens plants around 250 trees each year?

Tree Planting & Care Workshop

2021 Tree Plantings

February:  Parks staff planted 50 Longleaf saplings at Smith Creek Park.

February 17:  Staff and volunteers planted 100 Longleaf saplings at Long Leaf Park with a generous donation from the Cape Fear Garden Club.

February 27:  Staff and volunteers planted 48 trees on three of the county’s FEMA properties with a grant from the North Carolina Urban Forest Council Legacy Tree Fund.  Click here for more information.  Check out photos from the event:


Anatomy of a Tree
Hardiness Zone Map
How to Plant Containerized Trees
National Tree Benefit Calculator
Tree Owner’s Manual


Alliance for Cape Fear Trees
The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is a non-profit founded in December 2015 by members of the Wilmington Tree Commission to address the needs of the community and urban forestry in the Greater Wilmington and lower Cape Fear region.  Our mission is to preserve, protect, and plant trees in the Greater Wilmington area to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.  Learn more at

North Carolina Urban Forest Council
The Mission of the North Carolina Urban Forest Council is to advocate the sustainability of North Carolina’s urban forests through the use of economic, human, and environmental resources.  NCUFC oversees the Legacy Tree Fund grant program, which has a statewide goal of planting 10,000 trees in 10 years.  The Parks Conservancy, in partnership with NHC Parks & Gardens and the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, was thrilled to receive a Legacy Tree Fund grant in 2020 to plant 48 trees on three of New Hanover County’s FEMA properties.  Learn more about the NCUFC and Legacy Tree Fund at

Wilmington Tree Initiative
New Hanover County is proud to be a partner in the Wilmington Tree Initiative.  The initiative kicked off in 2020 with the goal of growing the urban forest and educating the public on the value of trees.  Since the beginning of 2020, initiative partners have planted over 1500 trees, and given away over 1600 trees to the community.  Learn more and participate in the initiative at

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