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Georgia Arbor Week 2015

This year, Trees Atlanta will be hosting several Arbor Day celebrations throughout the state during the week leading up to Georgia’s Arbor Day.

“We are offering something for everyone this Arbor Week,” said Trees Atlanta’s Co-Executive Director, Greg Levine. “No matter what your age or whether you are a morning or evening person, we’ve got a great way for you to say ‘thank you’ to the trees that make Atlanta home.”

Starting on Sunday, February 15th, Trees Atlanta’s Georgia Arbor Day lineup will include tree planting activities, youth and adult educational workshops, art hunts, tree walks, and much more. Check them out below!

All Week

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City Wide Scavenger Hunt

Spend some time outdoors while hunting for #FAFATL artists to drop art the entire week of Georgia Arbor Day. Look out for tree themed art or art hidden around trees. Good luck and happy hunting!



Tree Play

Free Play. Tree Play.
You Play. We Play.
#We LoveTheTreeHouse #TreeHouseIsComing

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Sunday, February 15

BYOB Paint Night

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Decatur Art House

Kick off Georgia Arbor Week by bring your favorite drinks and hanging out with friends while you create a masterpiece. With every seat you purchase, you contribute to Trees Atlanta!


Monday, February 16

Birdfeeder Workshop

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Come learn about the trees and birds in your backyard during this family-friendly workshop. Recently trained TreeSpeakers will present an overview of Trees Atlanta during this drop-in style event. Feel free to stop by when it works for you and bring your family, too! While the adults learn the basics of trees, the young nature lovers will have the opportunity to create a natural bird feeder to take home for our feathered friends. While crafting an eco-friendly feeder out of fruit, nuts, & seeds participants, of all ages, will learn to identify common birds of Atlanta and carry their very own bird feeder home to add to the backyard habitats of our urban forest. Trees and birds need each other and our urban forest needs you-come learn what you can do to get involved!

Birdfeeder2

Free to public!
Trees Atlanta 101 offered throughout workshop
Allergy notice: Nuts, seeds, and fruit used during birdfeeder workshop

In partnership with Atlanta Audubon Society


Wednesday, February 18

Birdfeeder Workshop

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Come learn about the trees and birds in your backyard during this family-friendly workshop. Recently trained TreeSpeakers will present an overview of Trees Atlanta during this drop-in style event. Feel free to stop by when it works for you and bring your family, too! While the adults learn the basics of trees, the young nature lovers will have the opportunity to create a natural bird feeder to take home for our feathered friends. While crafting an eco-friendly feeder out of fruit, nuts, & seeds participants, of all ages, will learn to identify common birds of Atlanta and carry their very own bird feeder home to add to the backyard habitats of our urban forest. Trees and birds need each other and our urban forest needs you-come learn what you can do to get involved!

Atlanta Audubon Society

Free to public!
Trees Atlanta 101 offered throughout workshop
Allergy notice: Nuts, seeds, and fruit used during birdfeeder workshop

In partnership with Atlanta Audubon Society

Thursday, February 19

Mandarin Oriental Annual Chinese New Year Event

CNY Invite 2015

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Embracing the hotel’s Asian heritage, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is hosting a spectacular Chinese New Year celebration to honor the Chinese lunar calendar and usher in the year of the goat with festive décor, elaborate entertainment and a magnificent grand prize giveaway. A percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit Trees Atlanta. For reservations, please call +1 (404) 995 7531 or email eaktas@mohg.com.

 

Oakland Cemetery Winter Tree Walk


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Oakland CemeteryMeet Eli Dickerson, Trees Atlanta’s Champion Tree Coordinator, for a noontime winter tree walk. This lunch time walk will cover basic winter identification of mostly native tree species. Participants will also have a chance to visit a few of the city champion trees located in the cemetery, including a magnificent southern magnolia. The walk will be at an easy pace and is stroller friendly. Please bring drinking water, cameras and note-taking supplies if you’d like. (Meet at west end of cemetery at corner of MLK Jr. Dr. NW and Oakland Ave SE- free parking is available in adjacent gravel lot) Don’t leave valuables unattended in your vehicle.

Historic Oakland Foundation

Led by Trees Atlanta in partnership with Oakland Cemetery Foundation

 


Friday, February 20

Trees Atlanta Tiny Door Debut

Tiny DoorTiny Doors is a collective effort by some mighty fine folks who are passionate about public art. We are excited to announce that their February door will be in cooperation with Trees Atlanta – just in time for Georgia Arbor Day! This awesome American Elm tree is somewhere on the PATH trail and the future home for the Tiny Door. If you know this spot, visit the site and share your photos with us via Instagram @TreesAtlanta




Milford Elementary School Tree Planting

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Trees Atlanta will be working with 3rd graders and volunteers from Bank of America to plant 41 trees at the school. The trees are being funded through a Community ReLeaf grant from American Forests.

Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

StickerCome walk the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail with an expertly trained Trees Atlanta docent! During the approximately 2 mile tour, attendees will learn about the BeltLine including design and history, the horticultural collections of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and experience first-hand the positive changes the project is having on Atlanta’s communities.

A walking tour is the best way to see the progress and be active at the same time! Learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and the walking tour here.

Saturday, February 21

Preserving Plants: Herbarium Basics Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Herbarium specimenCome learn about the process of creating herbarium specimens using simple techniques for drying plants and mounting them on paper. During the first half of the workshop, Dr. Wendy Zomlefer and Steven Hughes will discuss their work at the University of Georgia Herbarium which houses over 267,000 plant specimens. They will also showcase techniques associated with these incredible resources during an Herbarium 101 presentation.

Enjoy the second half of the workshop with hands-on instruction on proper mounting steps. During wihich we’ll look at some pressed and mounted plants from the UGA Herbarium as inspiration. Then they will demonstrate techniques for pressing plants so that the specimens foliage and flowers are displayed beautifully and their color is retained.

At the end of the workshop Wendy and Steven will demonstrate archival techniques and materials for gluing your pressed and dried plants to paper. Everyone will go home with a small pressed plant that they have mounted themselves. All materials, including plants, glue, and paper, will be provided.

Smyrna Tree Board at Smyrna Public Library: The Lorax

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Smyrna Public Library, the Smyrna Tree Board and Trees Atlanta will present a showing of The Lorax. Trees Atlanta and the Smyrna Tree Board will introduce the movie and give kids a background about the history of Arbor Day and why trees are important.

The Lorax

NeighborWoods projects: Virginia-Highland and Decatur Cemetery

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We will be planting trees in Virginia-Highland and Decatur Cemetery. We would love your help!

Sunday, February 22

Beecher Park Winter Tree Walk

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Beecher ParkMeet Eli Dickerson, Trees Atlanta’s Champion Tree Coordinator, for a winter tree walk under the exceptional canopy at seldom visited Beecher Park in the Beecher Hills neighborhood (meet at Edgewater Dr SW near Beecher Rd SW). This walk will cover some basic winter identification of native tree species. Participants will also see a few of the city champion trees located in the greenspace, including a champion tulip poplar over 160 feet tall! Though not strenuous, this hike will go on uneven terrain and is not stroller friendly. Free street parking is available at the meeting location along Edgewater Dr SW. Please bring drinking water, cameras and note-taking supplies if you’d like. Don’t leave valuables unattended in your vehicle.

Monday, February 23

Smyrna Tree Board event at Smyrna Public Library: Home School Story Time

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The Smyrna Tree Board and Trees Atlanta will have an Arbor Day book reading followed by an Arboretum walk and arts and crafts project. A Trees Atlanta educator will read an Arbor Day inspired book. After the reading, we will all walk over to the Arboretum where the children will collect natural materials to use, along with paint, to create their own Arbor Day banner.

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