Volunteers Turn Out to Support Trees Atlanta VaHi Planting

DSC_0013Many thanks to the Cub Scouts of UMC Pack #17 (and their accompanying moms, dads, brothers and sisters) and all the other volunteers who showed up to plant 80 new trees this past Saturday in VaHi. If you were out and about in the ‘hood late morning you saw them along Briarcliff Pl., Greenwood Ave. and throughout Atkins Park planting carefully selected trees that we will enjoy for years to come. This was Trees Atlanta’s annual major VaHi planting event, and it was accompanied by a parallel planting in Morningside (also supported by Pack #17).

Special thanks to Alex and the team from Trees Atlanta for providing the trees and expertise. Longtime VaHi resident Stephanie Coffin was very involved in the planning of this event (as she always is) but was out of town and unfortunately couldn’t attend the planting.

Click here to view an album of photos from the event.

Trees Atlanta and VaHi Volunteers: You Guys Rock!!

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The Triangle, Then and Now

By: John Becker

This photo was taken in June 2009. This was during the latter phase of street scape improvement and this picture shows how that project impacted the triangle island before anything was replanted.

This photo was taken in February 2010. I think this was after the last phase of street scape improvement had been completed. A few trees had been replanted.

This picture and the next two were taken in March of this year and they show the impact of our initial planting session and some of the volunteers who were involved.

This picture and the next two were taken in April 2012 and they show the impact of our second planting session and the volunteers involved in that.

I took this picture Aug. 7 (2012) - and I think it really shows how much the area has improved. Look how all of the wonderful plants Nonie selected have taken hold and grown thanks to the rain we’ve had and some volunteers filling in during the dry periods.

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Plant flowers at Triangle

Please join us this Sunday 4/15 at 1 PM at the VaHi Triangle (Virginia-Highland intersection, across from Taco Mac’s) as we install annual and perennial flowers. Most of the plants are in gallon or 4” pots, so there will be no heavy lifting or tilling. Please bring your own gloves, drinking water, and – if have one – a trowel. (We’ll have some extras.)

Questions? Write us at parks@vahi.org or call Nonie at (678) 641-8485.

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