Calendar of Events
March 9, 2017
Help care for our plants at projects around town. Activities include mulching urban trees in the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, watering new trees, removing invasive plants, maintaining the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, planting new trees, and other outdoor maintenance tasks.
We highly recommend that volunteers wear long pants and long sleeves. All volunteers need closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed, snacks as needed (though a meal or snack before the project is recommended), and drinking water in reusable containers. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please.
You may choose from from the following shifts:
- 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We host a very casual monthly brown bag lunch at the TreeHouse. Each month, we invite a Trees Atlanta staff or crew member, volunteer, or friend to present an interesting environmental topic for discussion. Brown bag Lunch & Learns are typically on the second Thursday of each month.
This month, we’ll show you how you can decode the botanical names of trees, revealing helpful descriptions for identification, as well as fascinating facts about their native origin, uses, and even the botanists who discovered them. Using examples of trees found within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and seven Neighborhood Arboreta throughout Atlanta, we’ll cover the basics of binomial nomenclature, discuss the differences between scientific and common names, and provide you with a cheat sheet for peeling back the hidden stories about the sentinels of Atlanta’s urban forest.