Cracker Stadium Magnolias
Trees Atlanta will harvest cuttings from the historic magnolia trees that grow behind the Whole Foods in Poncey-Highland.
With these cuttings, new magnolia trees, with the same genetic makeup, can be planted on the BeltLine Arboretum! Full story here.
The public is invited to watch the cuttings take place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 14th, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Approximate address is 650 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta; click here for a detailed Google Map of the location.
Beloved in Atlanta, you can see these magnolias for yourself from the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine (north of the Ponce de Leon bridge).
These trees are also visible in old photos of the area circa the 1940s and 1950s; back then, the trees bordered the outfield of the minor league baseball park known as Ponce de Leon Park.
Trees Atlanta will cut new growth high in the tree that is approximately 5 or 6 inches long. These cuttings will grow into new magnolia trees and be planted along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Special thanks to Sunbelt, who is generously donating a 60-80 foot Boom truck to enable Trees Atlanta to obtain quality cuttings.