Trees Charlotte with Executive Director Jane Singleton Myers

Segment 3, November 18th, 2023

Studies show that being around trees lowers stress, improves focus, & invites calming feelings.

Also, people that take breaks in a green environment have more task consistency & make less errors that those that take breaks looking at concrete.

Listeners to the Carolina Outdoors may be bird watchers, deer hunters, hikers, or just like a tree for shade on a sunny day.

Bill Bartee from the Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s & host of the Carolina Outdoors had a chance to speak with the Executive Director of Trees Charlotte, Jane Singleton Myers.  She took  over the local non-profit that advocates for trees.

Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

Show Highlights:

  • Jane is known as the “Tree Lady” to many.  A credit to her step-daughter when she became the Trees Charlotte leader
  • Charlotte has been called the “City of Trees”
  • Her outlook on the recent report listing a tree canopy decline in Charlotte the past four years (2018-2022) from 47.8% to 47.3%
  • How Trees help limit sick days, ADHD, Asthma, & traffic speeds
  • The seasons for a tree & what happens each season
  • What’s a Tree Master with Trees Charlotte?  A Tree Ambassador?
  • Although it is not managed directly by Trees Charlotte, the Treasure Tree program helps promote special trees in the area.
  • Education about tree maintenance, health, & importance is something that Trees Charlotte is expandingMore Insights from the Outdoor Guys: 
  • Tree Plantings through Trees Charlotte are a great way to team build for corporate groups, clubs, families, & more.  

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