“Atlanta BeltLine Trees: Hard at Work in the Arboretum” by Connie Veates


Atlanta BeltLine Trees: Hard at Work in the Arboretum
By Connie Veates, Co-Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Trees Atlanta

True confession: When I recently joined Trees Atlanta’s employee Book Club I envisioned long lunch-time discussions about the latest historical fiction, focusing on intricate plots and complex characters. Instead, I found myself engrossed in The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. It tells the story of her quest to discover if the Earth is undergoing the sixth time that the majority of species on Earth are at risk, or indeed headed, for extinction. She makes a strong case that humanity is causing these extinctions by the manner in which human beings occupy and use the planet.