Trees Atlanta has announced plans for a Members’ Woodland to be part of the new playground and path projects in Chastain Park. The grove of up to 200 native specimen trees — including oaks, elms and dogwoods — will honor all those generous and forward-thinking people who have contributed to Trees Atlanta’s efforts to preserve and expand Atlanta’s tree canopy.
In addition to honoring Trees Atlanta’s contributors, the Chastain Park Woodland will offer opportu-nities for Atlanta’s children to learn about native trees and to imagine what Atlanta’s natural habitat looked like long before our city grew and prospered.
Trees Atlanta is working in partnership with Chastain Park Conservancy on this special initiative.
“Trees Atlanta has been an invaluable resource in Atlanta and we are honored they have selected Chastain Park for this initiative. Two hundred native trees will provide a wonderful learning and beauti-fication opportunity to our two current initiatives — a new playground and the widening of the Powers Ferry PATH trail,” said Chastain Park Conservancy Executive Director Rosa McHugh. “Chastain’s 268 acres and 2 million annual visitors will greatly benefit from the generosity of Trees Atlanta and its do-nors.”
Volunteers from both organizations will plant the trees together during a special project this coming winter.
For nearly three decades, Trees Atlanta has been a community partner committed to planting trees in Atlanta neighborhoods. The 100,000 trees collectively planted keep residents cool in hot tempera-tures, improve air quality, provide fresh oxygen and make Atlanta’s communities beautiful.
Trees Atlanta said its hopes all Atlanta citizens who enjoy trees will support this exciting project. The organization said it would love to have 200 new and renewing members for 200 new trees. To learn more or to become a member, visit http://treesatlanta.org/news/chastain-park-members-woodland/.