Yes, everyone knows that Inman Park has a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).
But wait, there’s a lot, lot more.
Let’s focus on three metro champions located right here in the best neighborhood of them all. Continue reading Inman Park’s Champion Trees
Thanks to Tree Watch member Ken Taber for the design!
Last month, a florist in Taipei, Taiwan, converted an ordinary city bus into a traveling greenhouse dubbed “The Forest Bus.” Have a look. And if you happen to work for MARTA, take note!
We’re offering Inman Park residents and residents of nearby neighborhoods (e.g., Edgewood, Candler Park, O4W, Lake Claire, Poncey-Highlands, Va-Hi, Druid Hills, etc.) a free pruning workshop on Sunday, June 25, from 2:00-5:00 pm. It’s for beginners or anyone who needs a refresher. Details and sign up here:
The workshop will be led by Jim Abbot, a longtime volunteer with Trees Atlanta and chair of Inman Park Tree Watch.
Now, for you literary types, here’s poet Allison Funk reading her short poem “On Pruning.” Going back thousands of years, we humans have regarded pruning as an obvious source of wisdom about our own lives. Enjoy.
Famous line from Cool Hand Luke, the 1967 film starring Paul Newman.
We thought about that scene when we were in Freedom Park today, repairing the damage someone caused these Chinese elms (Ulmus parvifolia). Continue reading What We’ve Got Here Is Failure to Communicate
Next time you’re out for a walk in our lovely neighborhood, try this experiment. See whether you can imagine the hidden world below your feet.
Start with this metaphor: a tree is like a wine glass on a dinner plate (video is 1 minute, 38 seconds).
So, even at an appreciable distance from a nearby tree, you’re standing on a plate of soil filled with the tree’s small, tiny, and teensy roots, together with the “dinner” of water and nutrients that feed the tree!
Oh, wait, scratch that: you’re probably standing on a section of multiple, overlapping dinner plates. A massively intertwined network of roots reaching out in all directions from multiple trees:
Wait, there’s more! Continue reading The Invisible World