Trees Atlanta: Yard Tree Program

Article submitted by Virginia-Highland Communications Committee

Free trees available for front, side and back yards to Va-Hi residents

Virginia-Highland is known for its tree-lined streets. But we’re losing the old growth quickly due
to the loss of old trees and so much new construction. Trees planted by residents in their yards are important in helping maintain our tree canopy, creating a healthier environment for all of us including the wildlife that calls Virginia-Highland home.

As a result of a supplement grant to the partnership between the City of Atlanta and Trees
Atlanta NeighborWoods program, Trees Atlanta can now, for the Virginia Highland
neighborhood, provide free trees for residents to plant in front, side and/or in the back yard of
their property. Typically Trees Atlanta provides trees for the right-of- ways/city property and the
front yards of homes.

Trees Atlanta staff will also come to your home and advise you on the best trees to plant,
placement and care. You can place your order at any time and Trees Atlanta will help decide the appropriate time to plant. Note the current Trees Atlanta application does not identify the
Virginia Highlands program so when contacted by Trees Atlanta, mention you are interested in
side and/or back yard trees.

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