Atlanta Neighborhood Arboreta
Usually, an arboretum is found in a botanical garden, park, or nature preserve. Neighborhood arboreta are a little different because they encompass an entire community, and may include trees found in yards, sidewalk planting strips, as well as parks.
As in all arboreta, Atlanta’s Neighborhood Arboreta have attractive markers to identify the trees, but instead of simply following a well-marked path, visitors may rely on a brochure to locate and learn more about the arboretum trees. The Neighborhood Arboreta project was created to encourage community involvement with their urban forest. By bringing the arboretum to the neighborhood streets where residents walk, dine, exercise, and socialize, neighbors can actually live in a tree museum.