If you live inside the city limits, Trees Atlanta will give you up to 3 free trees for your front yard and even plant them for you! It’s part of Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods program. Check it out and sign up for your trees at www.treesatlanta.org/freeyardtree. These are all wonderful shade trees free for the asking! Now how can you beat that?
While you are on their site, please consider signing Trees Atlanta’s Canopy Alliance Pledge (www.treesatlanta.org/pledge). These signatures will show Atlanta’s policy makers and influencers your support for protecting our urban canopy! It only takes a minute, costs nothing and will really help.
Tree-save fence – Darlington Rd. White Oak
Another piece of good news is shown in the photo to the left. It’s a picture of a tree-save fence around a wonderful White Oak on Darlington Rd. We estimate the Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) between 36 and 42 inches, making the estimated age about 100 years!
The owners were very careful to make sure that the new house will be situated to save this tree. Given the recent spate of clear cutting, it’s a very encouraging sight.
Not only the tree is being saved, but so are the countless birds and critters that depend on it. Photos below show some glamour shots as well as birds enjoying this magnificent tree. Thanks to the owners, and welcome to Peachtree Park!
Future posts will report on the neighborhood’s efforts to significantly improve tree preservation. In the meantime, you can add to our canopy and increase your property value with free Trees Atlanta trees.
Darlington Rd. White Oak
Cooper’s Hawk in Darlington Rd. White Oak
Red-bellied Woodpecker in Darlington Rd. White Oak
We photographed several butterflies this past month and had fun trying to identify them all. It’s difficult for us to tell the difference between the Cloudless and the Clouded Sulphur butterflies, so we just labeled them Sulphur. The same is true with the Skipper; there are many of them and while we think this is a Southern Skipper, we’re just not entirely sure. We were also very excited to see the first Monarch of the season! Hopefully there will be more.
American Chestnuts getting a head start at the Atlanta History Center
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Canadian Geese on the South Fork
Great Blue Heron in the Kudzu on the South Fork
Mallards on the South Fork
Red-spotted Purple on apple tree (host plant)
Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker at the Atlanta History Center
Magnificent White Oak in Peachtree Park – 16′-9″ circumference