2018 Inman Park Tree Planting
When: SAT, MAR 3, 8:30 a.m. (breakfast), 9:00 a.m. (dedication ceremony, followed by planting)
Where: Meet at 946 Waverly Way (at Hurt Street).
What: Bring a water bottle and a pair of work gloves if you have them, and Trees Atlanta will supply the rest.
How: Don’t worry — we’ll show you how to plant a tree.
Why: Because Inman Park loves its trees!
Many, many thanks to Peter Coyne and his son Declan of Oakview Landscape Construction for our new tree wells on Ashland Avenue.
Declan is working toward his Arrow of Light rank in Cub Scouts and this was his community service project. He talked with Inman Park Tree Watch about the contributions that urban trees to energy conservation, and then he and his dad got to work.
Our neighborhood tree planting, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 13, has a new date: Saturday, March 3.
Young volunteers from Blue Heron Nature Preserve, located near Chastain Park, visited Inman Park today, escorted by environmental educator Sabrina Attimy of Trees Atlanta and staff from the Preserve. They planted 9 replacement trees along Hale, Ashland Ave, Ashland Place, and Spruce. A pleasure to work with and a great group of young people!
If you love Inman Park’s trees — heck, even if you’re just the slightest bit fond of them — there are ways to support them. Here are some:
Help Us Prune Our Trees
We have ongoing pruning projects. Our next scheduled workday is Monday, October 16th, 9:00 AM. Meet on the porch of 946 Waverly Way. Don’t worry! Even if you don’t have much experience, we can use your help.
Help Us Find Places to Plant
We’re always on the lookout for empty spots in yards and sidewalk planting strips. On Saturday, November 4th, 9:00 AM, we’ll gather on the porch of 946 Waverly Way for a brief training in how to recognize a good spot for a tree. Afterward, we’ll head out in teams of two to walk a few of our neighborhood streets and take some notes. Join us!
Help Us Plant New Trees
We’ll be planting trees in Inman Park on the morning of Saturday, January 13th, rain or shine. Meet us on the porch of 207 Hurt Street at 8:30 AM for coffee and bagels, and then we’ll get to work.
Help Us Advocate for Our Urban Forest
Follow this blog and/or our Twitter account (@inmanparktrees) for news about tree and urban forest protection in Atlanta. The next 18 months will be full of opportunities to protect Atlanta’s future urban forest. Your voice at a public meeting or in an emailed comment really can make a difference!
Support Tree Watch Financially
Tax-deductible donations to support our work may be sent to:
- Mr. Steve Hays, Treasurer
- Friends of Inman Park
- 207 Hurt St. NE
- Atlanta, GA 30307
Each winter, Tree Watch plants 50 to 60 new trees in Inman Park. We plant in sidewalk planting strips, and we plant in homeowners’ yards, front or back. We’ll be planting again this winter, Saturday, January 13, beginning at 9:00 AM.
Do you want a new tree or trees for your home?
Please fill out the contact form below, and we’ll be in touch with you to set up a consultation. We’ll even bring along a landscape architect/arborist from Trees Atlanta. You can meet us at your home, show us your property, and discuss your preferences with us.
(Note: if your new tree happens to be covered by an existing contract that Trees Atlanta is fulfilling, it may be that you’ll incur no cost at all. Otherwise, you’ll be invited to make a donation to defray some of the expense.)
Each fall, Inman Park Tree Watch begins planning its next tree planting project, which typically takes place on a Saturday morning early in the new year. Here’s how it works.
- Working closely with arborists and landscape architects at Trees Atlanta, we identify broad areas and individual locations in Inman Park that need new trees.
- We contact these property owners, urging them to work with us to get new trees in the ground. At the same time, we place notices in the fall issues of the Advocator, advertising to homeowners the opportunity to make their yards just a little greener.
- We meet individually with each interested home or business owner to present our recommendation. Discussion about species and planting site(s) continues by phone or email for as long as is necessary to ensure that the property owner is excited to participate.
- We order, have delivered, plant, water, and mulch as many at 60-70 new trees on that winter morning, relying on the strong backs and willing hearts of dozens of volunteers.
- Owners of our newest trees are invited to make a donation to Inman Park Tree Watch through Friends of Inman Park, a 501(c)(3) organization. In some cases, the cost of a tree may be funded by the City of Atlanta itself.
- Trees planted in the sidewalk planting strip are maintained by an urban forestry crew at Trees Atlanta for two (2) years, courtesy of funding from the City of Atlanta.
Planting a tree in your own yard and need some guidance? Never fear! Trees Atlanta has a wonderfully helpful tutorial.