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Trees Atlanta Sheep Eat Kudzu in Perkerson Park

MEDIA ADVISORY

  “Meet the Sheep” will take place on Wednesday September 17th, 2013

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


WHAT:           The sheep are coming, and invasive plants are on the menu! Local non-profit Trees Atlanta has hired a herd of more than 100 hungry sheep to tackle acres of kudzu, English ivy, Chinese privet, and more, which grow in many of Atlanta’s greenspaces.

The sheep have moved to Perkerson Park, where they are eating invasive plants. On Tuesday, September 17th, the Atlanta public is invited to the event, “Meet the Sheep”. At this event, families, friends, and neighbors can come take pictures and feed the sheep plants, while learning more about why invasive plant removal is vital to a healthy urban forest.

Trees Atlanta’s forest restoration program treats 500 acres of invasive species annually and is continually looking for low-impact methods to improve the health of the urban forest. In this way, Trees Atlanta can plant more native trees, which have many, many benefits for our city. Learn more here: https://treesatlanta.org/our-programs/forest-restoration.

WHEN:           Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

WHERE:        Perkerson Park, 770 Deckner Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

COST:             Free

 Trees Atlanta is a nationally-recognized citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Since 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed more than 96,000 trees. Trees Atlanta has an active volunteer corps of 4,500 citizens.

 
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MEDIA CONTACT:             

Bethany Clark

Trees Atlanta                                                                                                  

404-681-4892 

Bethany@treesatlanta.org       

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