New ‘whimsical’ garden added by Trees Atlanta to Beltline Arboretum

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Atlanta is sometimes called a "City in a Forest"

The Stumpery, is a new whimsical garden addition to the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum created by Trees Atlanta. Located in Reynoldstown on the Eastside Trail between Kirkwood Avenue and Wylie Street, the Stumpery is composed of repurposed logs and tree roots from various construction sites around the city.

"These rescued relics are to form the base of a stumpery, a style of gardening that intersperses plants with woody materials like old stumps and tree trunks," writes Trees Atlanta on their website. "The materials for the glade come from around Atlanta where they have been removed due to construction."

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In addition to being a unique garden space for residents to enjoy, stumperies also provide habitat for an extensive diversity of wildlife and mushrooms. Over the next few months, Trees Atlanta will continue to bring new life to the Stumpery by adding over 80 species of woodland plants and mushrooms.

In the meantime, you can see how the new garden was created on the organization's Instagram page.

“If you got a glimpse of the new Stumpery garden space, you probably wondered how all the stumps and trunks were arranged,” Trees Atlanta wrote on Instagram. “This is how we did it, thanks to the help of @royal_athens!”

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Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works to protect and preserve the city’s forests through planting, conversation and education. With dedicated volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations, according to the organization’s website.