Once again, the Montclaire Neighborhood Association is applying for a grant to participate in the Tree Banding program offered through the City of Charlotte in our efforts to battle against those pesky green cankerworms and ensure the health of our beloved tree canopy for years to come.
For $20 and 1 hour of time per tree you can get up to three trees professionally banded by SilverDuck Tree Banding Services. The cost covers:
- Initial banding by SilverDuck in mid-fall (late October to mid-Nov)
- Application of Tanglefoot (the sticky glue) by SilverDuck in December
- Removal of the banding by SilverDuck in mid to late April
As part of the grant volunteer requirement, the Association will be using attendance sign-in at the following neighborhood association activities to fulfill the necessary grant volunteer hours:
- The Neighborhood Block Party, Saturday Oct. 20, 2018
- The Holiday Party, Saturday Dec. 1, 2018
- And if needed, the General Membership Meeting, Monday Feb. 25, 2019
There are two ways to sign up:
Send an email by Friday, August 31 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: name, address, phone number, email address, the number of trees to be banded and if payment will be via check or Venmo.
Return the completed and signed Volunteer Pledge Sheet along with a check for $20 per tree made out the Montclaire Neighborhood Association. Mail to 1620 Tamworth Dr. Charlotte, NC 28210, in care of Tiffany Weir by Friday, August 31 2018. If you are having trouble accessing the form, please call Tiffany at 919-637-9426 or email email@example.com
Checks will be held until the Association is successfully awarded the matching grant in early October. If for some reason the Association is not awarded a grant, checks will be returned.
Please share this information with your neighbors who may not get their information electronically!
P.S. Tree banding is not necessary for Magnolias or pines. All other trees can potentially benefit from being banded.