Arbor Day Tree Plantings In Atlanta

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The cards have been sent, the chocolate has been consumed, and the flowers are starting to wilt.  Another Valentine’s Day in the books- only 364 days until the local grocery store produce section begins to look like a red helium balloon superstore again!Now that we’ve show the love for one another, it’s time to show the love for the trees.  Arbor Day is the annual holiday to celebrate the trees, and it’s coming up on February 19th.  It seems appropriate, given how much rain that we’ve endured over the last year or so, that we show the trees some love.  Next weekend, Trees Atlanta will be celebrating Georgia Arbor Day with a series of volunteer opportuntities, as well as a photography exhibit at their Reynoldstown headquarters.  It’s an opportunity for all of us to throw on some dungarees, roll up our sleeves, and show the trees some love!  Volunteering opportunities below: 

 Friday, February 19

 Virginia-Highland Neighborhood Arboretum

  • Trees Atlanta Landscape Architect, Eric Childs, will lead a granite marker installation project to identify arboretum trees
  • Meet at John Howell Park (at the corner of Virginia Ave and Barnett St)
  • 9 am – Noon

Inman Park Neighborhood Arboretum 

  •  Trees Atlanta Volunteer, Jim Abbot, will lead a tree planting project in Freedom Park and tree mulching in Inman Park.
  • Meet in Freedom Park at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Carmel Avenue (where the bicycle path crosses Highland Avenue).
  • 9 am – Noon

Saturday, February 20 

 Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown Neighborhood Arboreta

  •  Meet at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave, SE, Atlanta 30316
  •  Trees Atlanta’s Education Coordinator, Robby Astrove, will lead a tree planting project of theme-specific trees in each arboretum. Volunteers will also install/maintain granite arboretum markers and provide care for trees in the BeltLine Arboretum nursery.
  •  9 am – Noon

Midtown Neighborhood Arboretum 

  • Trees Atlanta’s Forest Restoration Coordinator, Blake Watkins, will lead a tree planting project in the Midtown Neighborhood Arboretum.
  • Meet at the Midtown Arboretum Monument, located at Vedado Way and 8th
  • 9 am – Noon

Oakhurst Neighborhood Arboretum   

  • Trees Atlanta’s Program Director,  Greg Levine, will lead a tree planting project in the Oakhurst Neighborhood Arboretum. 
  •   9 am – Noon 

 Sylvan Hills Neighborhood Arboretum

  • Trees Atlanta’s Neighbor Woods Coordinator, Susan Pierce, will lead a tree planting project in the Sylvan Hills Neighborhood Arboretum.
  •  Meet at the corner of Sylvan Road and Langston Avenue.
  • 9 am – Noon  

If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the projects, RSVP to susan@treesatlanta.org.

All volunteers are invited to join for the Arbor Day Celebration (including casual lunch offerings) after their Saturday project at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316. This is also a great opportunity to view the Trees Atlanta Arbor Day Photography Show, featuring photographs by Kathryn Kolb and David Knox.  

Edit/Photo Credit: Trees Atlanta

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