On Saturday, October 22nd, our neighborhood had a wildly successful Trees Atlanta tree planting in Divisions 1 and 4. So many trees were requested by these neighbors that the volunteers could not get them all planted in one day. Forty-nine trees were planted in front yards, and another planting day will be scheduled to plant an additional 40 trees in right-of-way spaces. These 89 new trees will help replace our fallen, aging hardwood canopy and beautify and cool Druid Hills for generations to come.
The trees were a great bargain for our residents due to subsidies provided by Trees Atlanta, the DHCA and the City of Atlanta. Division 4 residents were required to pay just $50 for a planted, mulched, and watered young tree. Division 1 residents (in the City of Atlanta) were able to get up to three trees at no cost.
Thanks are due to the 40 or so volunteers from Trees Atlanta, Emory University, Georgia Tech, and our neighborhood. Their job was tough due to the recent lack of rainfall, resulting in hard and dry ground.
Next fall, this program will be offered in Divisions 3, 6 and 7. Check the website periodically for dates for the second phase of the planting, as well as next fall’s project; they will be great opportunities to volunteer with your neighbors to add to the beauty of our wonderful neighborhood. Questions can be directed to Chris Liggett (firstname.lastname@example.org).