April in Pictures
Native Plant Sale 2023
The rain held off early in the day, but the temperatures dropped and the rain came. That didn’t stop you from coming out and supporting our Native Plant Sale! We love that you love native plants so much. Thank you for helping us to add more native species to our local ecosystem.
Make plans to shop the Annual Tree Sale in October!
Junior TreeKeeper Spring Break Camp
Our very popular day camp resumed at a new location this Spring! Our new facility is connected to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail at the Allene Avenue access point, and our campers loved it! Eight weeks of Summer Camp starts at the end of the school year in the last week of May! Limited spots for 4th – 6th graders are available, as well a few scholarships.
Get moving and enroll your kiddos for summer!
Conserve the 4-0-Forest
For the 2023 Conserve the 4-0-Forest weekend our staff and volunteers worked in 12 sites across metro Atlanta. Trees Atlanta and our volunteers lead projects demonstrating the importance of removing invasive plant species that threaten the health of trees and our urban ecosystem. More than 550 volunteers worked over two days in 10 acres of forested land to remove invasive species and repair the ecological health of our urban forests, including Dekalb Memorial Park, Enota Park, Little Nancy Creek Park, Proctor Creek, Herbert Greene Nature Preserve, Morningside Nature Preserve, Perkerson Park, Langhorn Chestnut Grove, Chosewood Park, Stone Hogan Park, Swann Nature Preserve, and Jennie Drake Park.
Become a Forest Steward. Our fall Forest Stewardship Training Program starts in October.
Kendeda TreeHouse Meadow Installation
One of the features of the new Trees Atlanta headquarters that we are especially proud of is our native landscape. Half of the the 3 acre property at 825 Warner Street SW was designed to be greenspace filled with more than 200 newly planted trees and 100% native species plants. On the Allene Avenue side, facing the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail, is a dramatic circle of native grasses and plants. The meadow features the Granite Outcrop which was designed by renown landscape architect Darryl Morrison and originally part of the landscape at the Atlanta History Center. Planting of thousands of native grasses and forbes will continue through the spring.
View additional photos from the winter community planting project when volunteers installed nearly 2,000 containers of native plants!
Green Shirt Volunteer Appreciation Potluck
To be a Green Shirt volunteer means you’ve worked at least six volunteer opportunities. Your Green Shirt represents your hard work and signals to others that you may know a thing or two about pulling invasive vines or digging tree holes and schlepping a bucket of mulch or two. Volunteer Appreciation Week was observed April 16-22, and we greatly appreciate our volunteers! Thank you!
Please take a look and register for an upcoming volunteer project!
Community Open House
We opened up our new headquarters to neighbors and friends from far and wide. What a fun day we had on Aprill 22. We loved spending Earth Day with you! We were joined by partners, including The Happy Black Parent, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Atlanta BeltLine Marketplace, Georgia Audubon, and The Nature Conservancy of Georgia. Thank you to Cultured South, The Overlook, and WABE for providing giveaways for attendees. Kiddos and kids at heart toured the campus and took part in art and learning Activity Stations, and a highlight of the afternoon might have been the wonderful music performances by the young musicians from The Atlanta Music Project.
Inman Park Festival Parade
Everyone needs to get their tank refilled, and the parade at Inman Park Festival fills us with love! Thank you for your affirmations that you value trees in your communities and for the cheers for our staff and volunteers! Thank you, and we love ya back TREEmendously!
We love being a part of the community in Oakland City where Trees Atlanta is headquartered. Tell us about the festivals in the Westside and Southwest communities we should know about! Email email@example.com
Come join us at upcoming volunteer, education, and community events!
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