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
Your Tree Watch chair and his wife dropped by the Arnold Arboretum during a recent trip to Boston.
What a thrill.
I thought I’d tell you about two trees at the Arnold Arboretum. We made an effort to locate them, because we thought they’d like to hear some familiar voices. Continue reading Far From Home
There’s just something about big trees, isn’t there?
Join Jim as he pays a visit to one of his favorite big trees in Inman Park.
To view the list of Atlanta champion trees, click on the image below:
To view a registry of U.S. Champions, click on this image:
Oh, and by the way, the top photo is a shot of that champion willow oak in Virginia.