Woo-hoo. And whew.
Tree Watcher Chad Altemose in a text to me this afternoon, no doubt after having peeked out into today’s glorious spring weather:
Actually, I wouldn’t mind starting tomorrow’s workday NOW.
My reply to Chad:
I’ll bet you didn’t know that Inman Park Tree Watch has a sideline in emergency cleanup of pocket parks! Actually, it’s not hard when some hardworking, enthusiastic, fun-loving neighbors pitch in to help.
Don’t test us on this, okay? We gotta lot of work to do. It’s gettin’ real!!!
You can’t have dozens of volunteers show up on Saturday, April 16, to mulch and prune trees before the Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes without having done a little planning. 🙂
And here is some of what you can see in Jim’s favorite Atlanta spots for spending time with the trees.
In modern lingo, a hack is a clever solution to a tricky problem. Here’s a tricky problem that city-dwelling tree enthusiasts face: finding good spots for shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing. Well, I’ve got a hack for you — just take a few tips from me!
Here are six of my not-so-secret spots and favorite locations in Atlanta to walk amid and below some trees. Yes, there are plenty of other places to bathe in an Atlanta forest, but for (1) health of the forest, (2) reasonable chance at a modicum of solitude, and (3) ease of access, I doubt you can do much better than these.
Click on any green tree icon to get more info, and continue to the next post.