< Back to Events

Exploring the History and Trees of Morningside

Sat Aug 20 | 9am-10:30am | Smith Park

This tour will also explore three neighborhood parks with both interesting history dating from the 1920s and classic trees. You will learn about the importance of the community in keeping tree canopy and promoting insects, birds, etc. Touring a neighborhood is a delightful way to learn more about the special trees, history and explore (or rediscover) the urban forest growing along our community streets and parks. Learn how this neighborhood has worked together to keep green areas by the stopping of interstate 485 in the late 60s. This 1.5-hour tour is a leisurely walk on city sidewalks.

Tour Docent: Susan Slemenda, Morningside Lenox Park resident since 2005. Retired in 2007 and found a passion for walking and learning about trees

Important Reminders:

  • Meeting location: Please meet at Smith Park at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive. Nearest Address for GPS: 585 Sherwood Rd, NE,
  • Parking: Limited on-street parking is available along Sherwood Road and Cumberland Road.
  • Registration required. Walk-ins not accepted at this time.
  • This tour is free. Please consider adding a donation when you register.

Additional Information

  • Tour Terrain and Distance: This tour is in a residential neighborhood so we walk on sidewalks and streets. There are no benches or public restrooms available during the tour. We begin and end across from a shopping center so there are restrooms in the 2 grocery stores there. Approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Bring: Drinking water, bug and sun protection.
  • Safety: Learn more about our safety protocols here: Safety Protocols | Trees Atlanta
  • Cancellation Policy: Inclement Weather and Cancellation Policy for Programs and Events.
  • Questions: If you have any questions or comments regarding this event, please email

Follow us on Social Media. Show us your photos and tag us:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Linkedin | Youtube

Scroll within text frame to view additional information.