By Brent Huff and Mike Gardner
On March 13th, a group of neighbors worked with Trees Atlanta to coordinate two NeighborWood Tree Plantings. One planting was in Ormewood Park and the other in Grant Park. More than 85 trees were planted in the two neighborhoods in front yards and along medians. There were over two dozen neighborhood volunteers in addition to Trees Atlanta volunteers and employees involved in the plantings on that Saturday morning (including many children).
SAND neighborhoods lost many mature trees when the remnants of Hurricane Zeta passed through Atlanta in the fall of 2020. It is hoped this planting will help offset some of that canopy loss, over time.
Look for the new trees lining streets in Ormewood Park including Moreland Place, Hemlock Circle, and Berne Street. In Grant Park you will find new trees on Marion Street, Mercer Street and Eloise Street. Tree varieties included SweetBay Magnolias, Serviceberry, Tulip Poplars, Red Maples, Crepe Myrtles, Fringe Trees, Bald Cypress, and Nuttall Oaks,
If you have an interest in organizing a future NeighborWood Tree Planting or if you are interested in volunteering with Trees Atlanta you can find information at www.treesatlanta.org. The Trees Atlanta website also has information on workshops, tours, children’s activities, plant sales, and more.