“A Planting Day to Celebrate Atlanta” by Alex Beasley, 2016


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A Planting Day to Celebrate Atlanta
By Alex Beasley, NeighborWoods Manager, Trees Atlanta

Trees Atlanta is celebrating a monumental occasion – and the whole city is invited to the party. As we reflect upon more than 30 years of tree planting, invasive species removal, and environmental education, we are recognizing a partner that has been integral in each of these accomplishments: the City of Atlanta. To celebrate, Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods program is hosting a community tree planting in each of the twelve Atlanta City Council Districts on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. The inaugural event has been dubbed ‘Plantlanta.’

For readers who are only familiar with our iconic ‘Another Planting by Trees Atlanta’ signs or our coveted green volunteer shirts, a brief history of our organization is in order. Trees Atlanta is a non-profit organization formed in 1985 that, through education and planting, seeks to keep Atlanta healthy, happy, and green by maintaining our urban canopy. Residents and visitors of Atlanta alike enjoy the shade, flowers, and beauty of our plantings throughout city parks, yards, and lining our bustling streets. The NeighborWoods program seeks to involve residents in every aspect of greening the city by educating, planning, planting, and maintaining trees for and with communities in every part of Atlanta. This bond creates an empowered citizenry and helps to encourage long-term environmental stewardship all around the city.