Atlanta communities partner to keep ‘City in the Forest’ alive

Trees Atlanta and Atlanta City Council is inviting communities and city officials to get outside and grab a shovel for the fourth annual Plantlanta city-wide planting day. Over 500 trees will be planted simultaneously during the three-hour event, according to a press release.

With projects taking place in each of Atlanta’s 12 city council districts 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2, community members will have the opportunity to dig in with their neighbors and city representatives to improve streetscapes and parks to keep Atlanta the “City in the Forest.”

“Trees Atlanta looks forward to bringing together our city’s citizens and leaders for this exciting day, showing Atlanta’s strong commitment to our urban tree canopy,” said Trees Atlanta Co-Executive Director Greg Levine.

Neighborhood project sites:

District 1: Lakewood Heights meets at Lakewood Avenue and Adair Avenue

Districts 2,5 and6: Candler Park meets at North Avenue and Euclid Avenue

District 3: Dixie Hiss meets at Verbena Circle and Gaslight Lane

District 4: West End meets at Atwood Street Park

District 7: North Buckhead meets at St. James United Methodist Church

District 8: Collier Hills meets at Tanyard Creek Park

District 9: Berkeley Park meets at Waterworks Park

District 10: Westview meets at Olympian Drive and Linda Way

District 11: Princeton Lakes meets at 3511 Redwine Parkway

District 12: Betmar La Villa meets at Pickfair Way and Fair Drive.

The event will leverage Trees Atlanta’s partnerships with the City of Atlanta, various corporate supporters, other non-profits, and community stakeholders, highlighting the diverse cross-section of proponents for a healthy urban tree canopy. Hundreds of volunteers will spend their Saturday morning planting, mulching, and watering new trees, improving the tree canopy in Atlanta neighborhoods.