updated February 2021
One of the most iconic things about Atlanta, and Druid Hills in particular, is its incredible tree canopy. Olmsted designed our neighborhood with its beautiful landscape foremost in mind. Read more about his work here!
As a landscape architect, mature trees and native plantings were important to him, and in turn, to us. Here is our guide to conserving our wonderful trees and a comprehensive list of plantings that Olmsted liked to use, as well as other native plants that will thrive in our community.
TREE REMOVAL IN DRUID HILLS
Although preserving our trees is extremely important to us, we also know that it is sometimes necessary to remove them. Residents who wish to remove trees in Druid Hills have to follow different ordinances according to whether their property falls within unincorporated DeKalb or City of Atlanta.
FREE TREES for Front Yards
Help the DHCA meet its goal to maintain our neighborhood tree canopy and get a new tree for your yard! Visit www.treesatlanta.org/yardtree for more details and to submit a request. Once you submit your request, someone from Trees Atlanta will contact you to confirm your choices and to coordinate your planting. Please note: A $25.00 application fee applies for residents in Unincorporated DeKalb County.
The DHCA is working with Trees Atlanta to promote this program, which is funded by local governments throughout Metro Atlanta. Trees Atlanta will keep track of Druid Hills residents who submit a request by November 15, 2021 to help gauge interest for future planting projects in Druid Hills, so submit your request now!
REBUILDING THE TREE CANOPY IN UNINCORPORATED DEKALB
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved ReLeaf DeKalb, a tree-planting program that partners with Trees Atlanta.
DeKalb homeowners will have an inexpensive option to add shade and beauty to their front yard this fall and winter. Residents in unincorporated DeKalb County can have a overstory tree professionally planted in their front yard for only $25.00. DeKalb hopes to have 400 trees planted over the first two years of the program, with 100 trees reserved for rights-of-way in commercial corridors and other County-owned properties.