Arbor Week 2018 Event Schedule Announced!

National Arbor Day has been celebrated since 1872 with the purpose of reflecting on the importance of trees across our country. Although the National holiday is celebrated in April, Georgia Arbor Day is held on the 3rd Friday of February because it is too warm to plant trees in our corner of the country after March.  Trees Atlanta is excited to announce a full week of activities for you, your family and friends to participate in celebrating our beautiful City in the Forest.

ALL WEEK Free Seedling Give-Away at the TreeHouse!
Stop by the TreeHouse (Our back door is on the Eastside Trail between Lake and Dekalb Avenue!) Monday thru Friday and pick up a FREE seedling in celebration of Arbor Week !  We’re giving away Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica), White oak (Quercus alba), and American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) for you to adopt for your own yard or property. Experts will be on hand with planting instructions to ensure a healthy and long life for your tree.
Monday, February 12th 
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  Thirsty Roots Reading Group – Arbor Week Edition
The Thirsty Roots Reading Group is a free reading club designed for young children (ages 2-7) to learn about our natural environment through nature themed book readings and projects. Join us for a fun Arbor Week book and activity. Coffee starts at 10:15 🙂
Tuesday, February 13th 
All Day Trees Are Terrific!  Youth Art Contest
Youth ages Kindergarten – 6th grade are invited to participate in a poster and writing contest in celebration of Arbor Day!  Prizes will be awarded in three categories. Click here for contest rules.
Wednesday, February 14th 
All Day Atlanta Tree Hug – Virtual Event
Post a picture hugging your favorite tree and tell us why trees are important to you, or how you are helping to protect and grow our City in the Forest.  Show your picture at the King of Pops Walk Up Window in Inman Park and get a FREE Pop! Be sure to use the tags @TreesAtlanta, @KingofPops, and #ATLTreeHug on Facebook or Instagram to redeem your free pop and spread the word!
Thursday, February 15th
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. 2018 Mayors Symposium
Engage with our panel of city mayors and managers about how they are collaborating and building key partnerships to protect community trees. Learn how cities can leverage green infrastructure initiatives and (re)development projects as opportunities to attract growth and mitigate threats to our urban forests. Click here to learn more and register.
Friday, February 16th
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  Westside Arboretum Tour – Arbor Week Edition
Come to one of our newest tours on the Atlanta BeltLine, with Winding paths, artwork and murals, and tons of awesome BIG trees!  Space is limited! Click here to register through the Atlanta BeltLine website.
Saturday, February 17th
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Arbor Week Planting Projects
We have four different planting projects in celebration of Arbor Week!  Join us in Doraville, Adair Park, Brookhaven, or Dunwoody for a morning full of planting fun.  Check out the volunteer page for more info and registration. 
10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tree enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in a fun filled scavenger hunt to identify trees on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.  We’ll provide everything you need, just meet us at Old Fourth Ward Park. Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up soon!