Atlanta is sometimes called a "City in a Forest"

East Point Historical Society focuses efforts on future by planting trees

Although their name suggests they may be focused on the past, the East Point Historical Society looked toward the future when they planted dozens of new trees. 

The group teamed up with Trees Atlanta on a chilly day earlier this month to plant native fruit and nut trees at their East Point headquarters.

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In a Facebook post, the historical society said the trees are a way to return to its roots.

“The House sits on a piece of City property that the City of East Point has graciously allowed us to use as our headquarters and museum space since 1987,” the post reads. “We are so excited to be getting a community garden space started at the House.”

The post goes on to say that hopefully it will spur a new chapter for the historical society headquarters in East Point. 

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“I hope this can be the beginning of bringing our community together at the Historic House,” historical society secretary Holly Keyes said in the post.

Some of the trees planted include Chickasaw Plum, Pawpaw, Persimmon, Serviceberry, Black Mission Fig, Nuttall, Red Maple and Okame Cherry.

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Later this month, the historical society will host a community cleanup to “keep the momentum going” from the tree planting. 

The first volunteer cleanup day will be held on Feb. 22 at 1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point.

“This will be our first of many opportunities to volunteer to bring a fresh appearance to the house and grounds,” according to a Facebook post. 

Tasks will include cutting back overgrowth, picking up trash, repainting trim and pressure washing the house.

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