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Champion Trees of Atlanta Bike Tour w/ Georgia Conservancy

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Start:
June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am
End:
June 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Join the Georgia Conservancy, Fernbank Museum of Natural History ecologist Eli Dickerson  and Trees Atlanta as we bike through Atlanta’s maze of giant trees starting at Candler Park’s champion Ironwood (Carpinus caroliniana) and ending at Fernbank Forest behind Fernbank Museum. A Champion Tree is determined based on measurements of its trunk circumference, its height and the average spread of the crown. Learn how to measure a tree in the blue box to the right.

Atlanta’s Champion Trees are of course just a small sampling of the hundreds of beautiful tree species found across the country. For more than 70 years, a national database has maintained records for over 750 Champion Trees across the country. The objective is to locate, document, and then protect the finest specimens so they can be appreciated and enjoyed, and also serve as reminders about the importance of such trees for a healthy environment.

  • Where: Candler Park // 1500 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Please bring lunch, water, snacks, appropriate biking shoes (close toed) and clothes, sense of adventure, your own bike and helmet, questions about trees.

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