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.
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.
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Community planner and parks guru Dee Merriam, late of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, was in the ‘hood on September 14 to give a presentation for us at the Trolley Barn. “Making People Places” was her title.
Knowledge was had by all.
And now we gotta think about stuff like this, which Dee pointed out on her tour of Inman Park: (1) visibility issues, (2) problems with access points, and (3) too few reasons to go to our parks.
So, would it be nice eventually to have a path with seating areas along the western edges of Springvale Park? With proper clearance of understory plants and some limbing up of trees, think how pleasant it could be to sit with a friend and look down into our little gem of a park.
We have so much maintenance to do! Who would know that behind this dense wall of green is a beautiful and historic park?
What safety-conscious person would venture into this Continue reading In Which We Embark on Remarks about Parks