Propagating the Spiller Magnolias

On a sunny August morning in 2013, a small group met in the parking lot behind Whole Foods on Ponce de Leon Ave., just west of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. In addition to their passion for history and horticulture, the group brought along a cherry picker – courtesy of Sunbelt Equipment Rental – and … Continue Reading →

Trees Atlanta is Hosting the First Atlanta Canopy Conference

The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is an integral part of building the 22-mile loop as a greenway as well as a transportation corridor. Because the arboretum is an important part of contributing to Atlanta’s tree canopy, Trees Atlanta has been a close partner to the Atlanta BeltLine by not only building out the arboretum, but maintaining the … Continue Reading →

Partner Power: Network of Non-Profits Help Drive the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

By Chuck Meadows, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership This article originally appeared in the Thought Leadership column of the Saporta Report on June 6, 2016. The Atlanta BeltLine is advancing a transformative goal: Connecting 45 neighborhoods via a 22-mile corridor of trees, trails and transit. As Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. continues the buildout of this transformative … Continue Reading →

What’s New With Trees Atlanta?

If you’ve been out to the Eastside Trail in the summer, you’ve no doubt noticed the lush grasses and trees that line the trail. This beautiful foliage is part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum program from our partners at Trees Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum will be a large-scale reforestation of the corridor, with a … Continue Reading →

Trees Atlanta Brings More Art to the Atlanta BeltLine

The Eastside Trail has a new art installation that pays homage to Trees Atlanta and its Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum program. The installation, “33 Oaks,” is a collection of stainless steel leaf sculptures representing 33 species of oaks native to Georgia. These art pieces are not only nice to look at; they also serve as an educational tool for … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day 2015

Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day 2015

The overcast skies that hovered over our Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day activities held a silver lining: they kept the rain and sun at bay throughout the morning, allowing volunteers to tackle major projects along the Eastside Trail. One group worked with Trees Atlanta staff and volunteers on a forest restoration project near Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark … Continue Reading →

Trees Atlanta tree planting

Trees Atlanta hosts volunteer tree planting on Eastside Trail

Trees Atlanta is planting two groves of trees on the Eastside Trail on December 15! This volunteer project is open to all, regardless of tree-planting experience. This is a free, family-friendly event that gets people involved in planting trees, gets them out in the sunshine, and gets them actively involved on the Atlanta BeltLine. Trees Atlanta … Continue Reading →

tree planting on the Eastside Trail

Trees Atlanta to Plant 600+ Trees on Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

Two weeks from now, the newly-opened Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine will be home to more than 400 large new trees, planted by local non-profit Trees Atlanta alongside the path. Over the next several months, an additional 270 trees will be planted along the trail. The trees are part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, … Continue Reading →