Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Atlanta – October 1, 2006. Trees Atlanta today announced that it will plant/maintain 500 trees as part of their Tree Sale in Piedmont Park. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Trees Atlanta is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
This is the 7th annual tree sale. It’s that time of year to start thinking about what trees you want to plant in the fall! Our annual Tree Sale will again feature unusual and hard-to-find trees. We offer native shade trees that are not available at most nursuries or plant by most landscape companies. As these native trees disappear from Atlanta, our historic landscape vanishes. Prices range from $7 to $150 depending on size and variety. All proceeds go toward in-town tree plantings.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Susan Pierce. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” Trees Atlanta seeks to protect and improve our urban environment by planting and conserving trees, and educating the public about the importance of trees.
Trees Atlanta’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Piedmont Park at Monroe: Park Dr. entrance next to Magnolia.
Read the full Trees Atlanta press release. (PDF)