Calling all Volunteers: Tree Planting in East Atlanta

October 28 @ 9:00 am
October 28 @ 12:00 pm

Atlanta, GA 30316
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Trees Atlanta
Increase the tree canopy in East Atlanta one tree at a time. A huge thanks to Trees Atlanta NeighborWoods program for hosting this event! We recommend wearing pants, good shoes, and a smile. 🙂 What is the Trees Atlanta NeighborWoods program? Started in 2001, NeighborWoods provides communities with necessary tools and resources to plant new trees, and develops educational programs for core groups of tree advocates. In just over a decade, NeighborWoods projects have planted thousands of trees in neighborhoods all across metro Atlanta. Trees Atlanta staff members work with volunteers to select the best trees for a given project, help arrange the necessary funding, schedule the plantings, develop educational training programs, and offer support for ongoing care and preservation. Trees Atlanta requires a neighborhood to have a need for 30 or more trees in front yards and/or public right-of-way, and also have neighborhood participation. Timing of project will be announced a few weeks in advance of the project. We plant the trees on a Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm with volunteers from both the neighborhood and all over the city: – Plantings occur between October and March. – The trees will be 1/2” -2” caliper, 5’-10’ tall. – We strive to plant native trees and trees that fair well in Atlanta’s climate. We do not plant any known invasive species. – Trees Atlanta will provide three years of maintenance – such as mulching, pruning, and watering (for 2 years) with recycled water when possible. – We ask that residents help water trees on their street during periods of high water stress.