My name is Mike McCord and I am a NeighborWoods coordinator at Trees Atlanta. We are reaching out because you have been identified as a leader in your community. Once again, we are setting out on our mission of improving our soil, water, air, human health, community resiliency, shade canopy, and street beauty throughout Atlanta by planting FREE trees! Here is a link to our updated NeighborWoods program https://treesatlanta.org/our-programs/neighborwoods/ You can check out your neighborhood’s canopy coverage with this tool http://geospatial.gatech.edu/TreesAtlanta/
We are beginning our summer planning of tree planting projects, and would love your input! These projects will take place October-March, with the rest of the year dedicated to tree maintenance. In order to host a Saturday planting, we suggest a minimum of 40-50 trees. We plant within the city right-of-way, which is the land immediately adjacent to the street. These street trees are the 15-gallon container size, generally 5-8′ tall. We maintain and guarantee each of these trees for two years via watering, weeding, mulching, staking, and pest control. Reach out to us if you know of any great spots to reforest in your neighborhood or other areas near you. Additionally, please feel free to send us the contact information of any other interested advocates in your neighborhood.
W also have a new FREE shade tree program available for front yards on private property. These shade trees include oak, linden, sugar maple, beech, tulip poplar, blackgum, american elm, and bald cypress. These front yard trees are the 30-gallon container size and 8-10′ tall. In situations where there is not enough space available (too close to buildings or powerlines), we also have a free fruit tree program that includes Japanese Persimmon, Paw Paw, and Chickasaw Plum.
We are more than happy to present options at your local neighborhood association or NPU meetings.
Let me know, if you have any suggestions or would like to schedule a site visit with me. We look forward to planting FREE trees with you and your community this year!