Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized nonprofit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating Since its beginnings, the primary goals of Trees Atlanta have been to replace trees lost to development, conserve existing trees, protect green space areas, and educate the community’s residents and workers about the many benefits of trees. These actions have resulted in Trees Atlanta becoming one of the most widely known non-profits throughout metro-Atlanta and a highly regarded community steward of our urban environment.
Founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress (the downtown business leaders association), the Atlanta Commissioner of Parks, and the Junior League of Atlanta, Trees Atlanta was initially tasked with improving the tree canopy in downtown Atlanta. Despite the fact that the Atlanta metropolitan area is recognized by the National Forest Service as “the most heavily forested urban area in the country”, the Atlanta Central Business District was severely lacking in trees compared to other major cities across the country and around the world. Trees Atlanta met that challenge head-on, planting 40+ shade trees in downtown Atlanta in its first year. Since then, Trees Atlanta has expanded its focus to the entire metro area (inside I-285), and 107,000 trees later, the mission continues to evolve.
9454 FB users likes Trees Atlanta, set it to 11 position in Likes Rating for Atlanta, Georgia in Non-profit organization category
Happy National Bike to Work Week Atlanta Bicycle Coalition! Although more than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, lack of knowledge and incentive has deterred many from commuting by bike. The League of American Bicyclists sponsors Bike to Work Week, May 16-20; Bike to Work Day, May 20; and Bike Month throughout the month of May. Below are a few ideas for celebrating the events. http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/7-solutions-your-i-cant-bike-work-excuses
A Junior TreeKeepers Campfire Story: Right Tree, Right Place.
Looks like a beautiful weekend ahead! Come spend a couple of hours with us on a tour of If Trees Could Sing with Trees Atlanta. To register, email email@example.com.
Get your festive spring attire ready because #RootBall2016 is tomorrow!
Whether you are a pro or looking to hone your skills, you don’t want to miss this class!
Can you imagine a video like this of Atlanta's trees? Stay tuned...!!! http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/have-you-thanked-nature-today-video-soars-through-american-west
By Erik Voss Photo & Video Raffle prize winners at last year's holiday party (all benefiting Trees Atlanta!); awesome reclaimed metal Atlanta sign from Made Again
Come meet key contacts in the City’s Arborist Division. This discussion will be led by key staff from the City of Atlanta Arborist Division. They will guide us through the basics and discuss a local case study. Citizens can become more empowered to act as effective stewards of our trees by better understanding the City’s tree ordinance.
Thank you to Creative Loafing Atlanta for highlighting our event. Lunch & Learn: Georgia’s Native Edible and Medicinal Trees Trees Atlanta's TreeHouse Thurs., May 12, noon-1 p.m. Join Trees Atlanta’s Mike McCord, NeighborWoods Coordinator & Urban Forestry Crew member, in a conversation surrounding Georgia’s native edible and medicinal tree species. He will also discuss productive species that Trees Atlanta has planted within Atlanta’s urban forest. http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2016/05/09/atlanta-food-events-may-9-15
Tickets to Trees Atlanta’s 3rd annual Root Ball event this Thursday have sold out. No additional tickets will be available at the door. This event will be the largest Trees Atlanta has ever hosted. We are truly humbled by the support our community has shown Trees Atlanta!
Happy National Public Gardens Day! Stop by the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum today to check out part 2 of the "33 Oaks" installation by David Landis.
We are excited to see you next week at the Root Ball!
Our customers will be happy to know that we do not celebrate this holiday.#CanIGetAnAmen Trees Atlanta
Arbor On! Thanks to Trees Atlanta and Perkerson Elementary School for joining fifth grade today! #trinitylearns Trees Atlanta Atlanta Public Schools
A Junior TreeKeepers Campfire Story: Disconnect to reconnect!
Trees Are Our Harbor: Celebrating Atlanta’s Natural Identity By Joe Thomas, Events & Donor Relations Coordinator Atlanta BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel is fond of saying that while Atlanta lacks the river, coastal, or mountain features of many major American cities, we do have a natural feature that defines us – our trees. My mom tells a story that many of us have heard before. Her best friend from high school, now a resident of the Dallas area (a city often unfairly equated with Atlanta), exclaimed upon flying into Hartsfield-Jackson “it’s so GREEN from above!” As many times as I’ve heard visitors say this, it will never get old. It fills me with pride, not as a tree advocate, but as an Atlantan. It’s the same as when I go to Denver and marvel over the Rockies, or Chicago and have to remind myself that Lake Michigan is a lake, not an ocean. What we are talking about is the natural identity of our city. Boston has its harbor (or HAH-bah), San Francisco has the bay, and Pittsburgh has three rivers. Atlanta is in a forest. If we begin to think of our canopy in this way, it becomes less a collection of individual trees, and more a unit of civic pride. We truly become the” city in the forest” http://leadership.saportareport.com/people-places-parks/2016/05/02/trees-harbor-celebrating-atlantas-natural-identity/
This is a great family event in the city! Have your cell phone handy so that you can interact with the "If Trees Could Sing" installations and hear some of your favorite musicians talk about their favorite trees. www.nature.org/iftreescouldsingGA
National Wildflower Week is scheduled for May 2 - 8, 2016 Across the nation, wildflowers growing beside highways, in gardens and elsewhere are valued for their natural beauty. And as Lady Bird Johnson once said, they “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.” What better way to commemorate these beautiful features of our landscapes than getting outside or learning more about them? https://www.wildflower.org/20_ways_to_observe_national_wildflower_week/
Bringing back the pollinators: An Atlanta Botanical Garden Science Cafe Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaScienceTavern/events/230341542/
May the forest be with you!
I live in Rosemont Vinings Ridge at 3238 Post Woods Dr, 30339. There is a small pool inside the community surrounded by big trees. They are cutting down 5 trees to allow sun light. They informed us through email yesterday and they are cutting down them on Monday. I went to leasing office and the guy told me that its too late. Any suggestion on how can I save these trees? I have already posted on their facebook page. Not sure if I ll get any response.