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Donors dear Tree Savant,
It’s going to be a long, long summer with my kids out of school. Any ideas about how to introduce them to the magic
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of trees—and entertain them for a few hours at the same time?
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American Express Adams Crossing H.O.A., Inc. Lois & David Leeds SPRING 2009
Alice Alexander and Buck Winfield Gifts to honor Greg Levine
dear Mom, Trees Atlanta Headquarters Awarded
Gold Sponsors The Bank of America Foundation Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Morgan
$25,000 and up Patricia Barmeyer Rene & C. V. Nalley We have the perfect plan—the new tree exhibit this summer at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. LEED Platinum Certification!
W h a t i s LE E D ?
Anonymous Kate Binzen & Peter Lindsay North Side Woman’s Club
For the second year in a row, Trees Atlanta’s NeighborWoods Coordinator, Susan Pierce has consulted with the museum on
Stephen Breeser Richard Wittschiebe Hand The Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center in the Reynoldstown Community of Atlanta has received
Silver Sponsors tree exhibits. This year, Trees Atlanta’s Education Coordinator, Robby Astrove is also joining in as an advisor. LEED is a voluntary,
Alan Cattier Carmen & Gian Rossi-Espagnet the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental
$10,000 and up Joel Cowan Chris Schroder consensus-based national
From June 13 through September 13, a traveling exhibit sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation will connect Design (LEED) Platinum.
City of Decatur Mary & Andrew Dugenske Henry Slack certification program
Atlanta's children and adults to the wonderful world of trees. Susan and Robby are helping museum staff develop key “We are really proud of this recognition for Trees Atlanta,” said Trees Atlanta Executive
Eleanor & Charles Edmondson Druid Hills Garden Club Gifts to honor Stan Smith for developing high-
messages, exhibit elements, and public programming pieces. It’s going to be an awesome exhibit for all ages. For more info, Director, Marcia Bansley. “We have been greening Atlanta by planting and caring for trees since
Georgia Power Company Molly Eaton Gifts to honor Jim Stokes contact The Children’s Museum of Atlanta at www.imagineit-cma.org. performance, sustainable
1985, but now our board, staff, donors and volunteers can feel even more confident that
Phase 3 Media, LLC EMSA Fund A. Jane Turner buildings that provide
Trees Atlanta is walking the talk.”
Daniel Esrey Robert Wade PS. After the exhibit, let your kids cool off in the high-flying water spouts at Centennial Park and admire trees planted in immediate and measura-
Bronze Sponsors Harriet & Michael Wasserman years past by Trees Atlanta! Trees Atlanta’s new headquarters was designed by Smith Dalia Architects of Atlanta.
Penny & George Hart ble results for building
$5,000 and up Anne Hazzard & Michael Isaacs Julie & John Webster “This is a project that embraces every aspect of a building on its environment and community,”
Yours “Treely,” owners and occupants.
EarthShare of Georgia A. Tom Jones Rob Williams noted Smith Dalia Architects Principal, Markham Smith. “Trees Atlanta chose reusing a
LEED awards points in
Women’s Forum of Georgia
Ann & Richard Woodruff
The Tree Savant
Have a question for the Tree Savant? Email email@example.com with your queries. ? six major environmental
not-so-spectacular warehouse in historic Reynoldstown over building a new building. They
are living sustainability.”
Josh Moffitt Tillie Yow & Sidney Dew In addition to serving as
Sponsors/White Oak sites, water efficiency,
Barbara & Ronald Reid headquarters, the Trees Atlanta
Memberships While all donations are important NON-PROFIT ORG. energy and atmosphere,
Mary & Mike Sorrel Kendeda Center includes the
$1,000 and up to us, our limitations on space US. POSTAGE materials and resources,
Dorothy Yates Bartlett Tree Experts Urban Forestry
Atlanta Union Mission
only allow for us to print donations PAID indoor environmental
Balloun Family Foundation ATLANTA, GA
Demonstration Site, The Home
Cedar Memberships of $250.00 or more. quality, and innovation
Brookwood Hills Community Club PERMIT NO. 2786 Depot Program Operations Center
$250 and up N OT E O U R N EW A D D R E S S ! and design.
Elizabeth Bryant & John McFarland The Atlanta Treebune and offers meeting and event space
Sylvia & Jerry Attkisson
City of Avondale Estates 225 Chester Avenue, SE address correction requested to the community.
Gifts to honor Marcia Bansley Atlanta GA 30316 Sustainability highlights
Connor Hand Foundation Trees Atlanta extends a special
Birdhaven Garden Club of the Trees Atlanta
Pat & Lance Disley Kristen A. Birkness
404.522.4097 thanks to the Kendeda Fund, the
fax 404.681.3927 Kendeda Center include
Ralph Edwards Robert W. Woodruff Foundation,
Darlene & Troy Bohanon an on-site rainwater
Friends of Inman Park, Inc.
Conklin Metal Industries the Trees Atlanta Board of Directors
Kathryn & Russ Furman
collection system for
Doug Davenport – Going Interactive A publication of Trees Atlanta and all those who made the new
Oggie & Tom Gay collecting rain for water-
James Delk & James Jackson President headquarters possible and looks
Dorothy Gautier ing trees and flushing
Carol & Jim Dew C. Edward Dobbs forward to showcasing the Trees Atlanta
Andrea & Gordon Jones toilets, use of sun shades,
Lissa Dulany Executive Director Kendeda Center as an educational
The Mitchell Foundation Furman University Marcia D. Bansley, C.A.E. a living green roof,
tool and inspiring additional LEED certified
The National Arbor Day Foundation The Georgia Conservancy Editor geothermal heating and
Cheryl B. Kortemeier projects in metro-Atlanta and beyond.
Margaret & Bob Reiser Georgia Native Plant Society cooling, and use of light
Marcia & English Robinson Karolina Graber & Kenneth Moberg Contributors tubes and an interior
Margaret & Charlie Shufeldt Jeffrey Harper
Robby Astrove Susan Pierce courtyard for maximum
Gifts in memory of John Stowe Regina Clifton Joe Staley Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center:
Marge & Steve Hays Greg Levine natural light throughout
Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein A Perfect Meeting Place
Leah & William Horton
Designer the building. For meetings, parties or other events consider
The Tolleson Family Foundation John Howard Patt Farrell Designs renting the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.
Writer and Project Manager Contact Joe Staley at 404-681-4890 or via email
Susan M. Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens group dedicated to protecting and improving
Printed on recycled paper Atlanta’s urban environment by planting, conserving and educating.
Trees Atlanta’s First Annual City in theArboretum Conference
The Brown Middle School Hail the 2009 Atlanta Champion Trees Trees Atlanta’s First Annual
Pilot Project On Georgia Arbor Day, February 20, “Trees in Art” Exhibition: May 8-27
Leave No Child Inside Trees Atlanta announced the 2009 winners of the
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Fiorello Art and Design, The Art School
S p o n s o re d b y T h e U P S F o u n d a t i o n Champion Trees for Atlanta. Visit these locally
unmatched giants and admire! in Sandy Springs, Digital Arts Studio, Binders Art Supplies and Frames
May 2, 2009 I 8:30 am-3:30 pm t’s an exciting breakthrough and it’s official.
Tre e s A t l a n t a K e n d e d a C e n t e r, 2 2 5 C h e s t e r Av e n u e , S E , A t l a n t a G A 3 0 3 1 6 Trees Atlanta, Atlanta Audubon, Atlanta With over 850 entries from 343 artists across the nation, Love Trees?
$25 for members, $35 for non-members Public Schools and 142 seventh graders at
Brown Middle School in West End are partnering
F Chinese Oak (Querus myrsinifolia):
1556 Walthall Court, Collier Hill
Trees Atlanta is mounting its first annual national exhibition
of 67 select works of art on the theme “Trees in Art.” Event co-chairs
Be a volunteer!
For tree lovers in a pilot project in green education. A curriculum designed by Trees Atlanta
and Atlanta Audubon staff, in coordination with school faculty, will involve
are Pat Fiorello and Donna Thomas and judge/jury for the show
is Anne Irwin, owner of Anne Irwin Fine Art. All art is available for
everywhere, this is a power-packed, students in environmental study through planting and caring for bird and Total points: 185 purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Trees Atlanta.
Help us plant and maintain trees and restore urban
forests through the NeighborWoods volunteer program.
not-to-miss event! This exceptional conference will wildlife-friendly trees and through agro-forestry (the sustainable practice of Trees Atlanta’s volunteer projects are fun and rewarding.
focus on introducing the components of arboreta F Willow Oak (Querus phellos): I
growing food in a forest) within the setting of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. All you have to do is show up, and we provide all tools
and learning about the potential of Atlanta’s McLendon Avenue (between Glendale and Brooks) Plan to attend one of two special nights: and instruction. Here are some of our upcoming volunteer
The project kicked off March 12, with thoroughly prepped students planting Nominator: Eli Dickerson
future outdoor, living “tree museums.” May 8, 2009 Meet the Artists and Host Preview project locations, Earth Day events and other events.
nearly 1,000 trees and shrubs in the Brown Middle School Wildlife Triangle. Owner: City of Atlanta
7 pm-9 pm
Arboretum (pl: arboreta): a collection of “The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and Brown Middle School Wildlife Total points: 302 Saturdays, 9:00 am—noon (unless otherwise noted)
Open bar and cocktail buffet
trees and other mostly woody plants that are Meeting place announced weekly
Triangle provide an incredible living classroom,” says Trees Atlanta’s $150 per person
cultivated for educational and even scientific F Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum):
Education Coordinator, Robby Projects are subject to change, so please visit
Ponce de Leon Avenue May 9, 2009 General Reception
purposes. Arboreta are also known as tree www.treesatlanta.org for updates and to sign up.
Astrove. Robby provides interactive (between Clifton Road and Lakeshore Drive)
museums and Trees Atlanta is growing seven 7 pm-10 pm
class presentations on the benefits Nominator: Eli Dickerson APRIL
Neighborhood Arboreta and is helping to develop the Owner: Fernbank Forest and
Open bar and cocktail buffet
BeltLine Arboretum, the longest arboretum in the world! of trees, wildlife ecology, the $50 per person 18 EarthShare of Georgia Corporate
Recreation Center Green Day Challenge
BeltLine Arboretum and why it Total points: 290.1
All of these arboreta are unique in that many of their successes Latin music and Cuban rhythms provided both nights by Café Mezclao.
matters. Eric Childs and Greg Levine 22 Earth Day Party in the Sky
are due to community involvement. This exceptional conference will F Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida): with EarthShare of Georgia, 7 pm
have designed a hands-on service I
focus on introducing the components of arboreta and learning about the potential of Atlanta’s future “tree museums.” East side of intersection between
project for bird-friendly habitat The exhibit will be open to the public free of charge at the Trees Atlanta 24 Earth Day Leadership Breakfast
Presenters will include Landscape Architect Steve Sanchez of HGOR, Inc.; UGA Curator of the Herbarium Wendy Zomlefer Ph.D; Charles Allen Drive and 4th Street with EarthShare of Georgia, 8 am
restoration. Forest Restoration headquarters on the following dates (subject to change):
Landscape Architect Shannon Kettering of ECOS Environmental Design; Atlanta History Center’s Historic Gardens Curator John Manion; Nominator: Paula Reith
Rob Brawner of BeltLine Partnership; Landscape Architect Kevin Bourke of BeltLine, Inc.; Certified Arborist and great grandson Coordinator Blake Watkins will Owner: Grace United Methodist Church 25 Old 4th Ward Mulching
May 12-14: 3 pm-8 pm
of the Founder of Hastings Nursery Chris Hastings of Arbormedics; Scott Smith, Vice President of Westview Community Organization; Total points: 114
monitor the unique agro-forestry May 16: 11 am- 4 pm MAY
and Interpretive Specialist Faye Goolrick.
demonstration site to rid invasive F American Sweetgum (Liquidambar): May 19, 20: 3 pm-8 pm 2 City in the Arboretum Conference
invaders through natural tech- 1815 Ponce de Leon Avenue May 26, 27: 3 pm-8 pm at Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center—No project
niques. The first forest restora- (corner of Ponce and Lakeshore) 9 Candler Park Mulching
8:30 am Breakfast and Introductions Nominator: Eli Dickerson Contact Joe Staley, Membership & Special Events Director
tion project at Brown Middle 16 Peyton Forest/West Manor Mulching
9:10 am Trees Atlanta Neighborhood Arboreta (staff) Owner: the Frazer Center
School was April 18. RSVP at 404.681.4890 or email@example.com for more information.
Total points: 248.9
10:00 am Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum (ABLA) Plan (staff) 23 Adams Park/Allison Ct.
to firstname.lastname@example.org to
10:30 am Trees for Thought: Thinking Outside the Box (Sanchez) Mulching and Watering
join future volunteer efforts to Brown Middle School student What makes a tree an Atlanta champ? science
11:25 am Break 30 Virginia-Highland Mulching
“leave no child inside.” examines acorns while learning about
11:30 am Breakout Sessions how trees support birds and wildlife.
A Champion Tree is one that is usually the JUNE
Session A: Herbarium Specimen Workshop (Zomlefer)
largest representative of its particular species.
Tree-lined Streets Mean Lower Rates
Session B: Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown Tree Walk (Sanchez and staff) 6 Pittsburgh/Adair Park Mulching and Watering
Kudos to all partners Champions are measured on a points system: Of Childhood Asthma
12:15 pm Lunch and Trees Atlanta Site Tour (staff) Special thanks to Atlanta Audubon, 13 East Point/College Park Mulching
1:00 pm Breakout Sessions Circumference Points + Height Points + Crown Points Just in from Science Daily: Research published ahead
which received a TogetherGreen grant = Total Points of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community 20 Zip Industrial/Southside Mulching and Watering
Session C: Growing Your Neighborhood Arboretum—From Tornados to Fundraisers (Kettering) from the National Audubon Society
Session D: Getting Connected to the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Natural Neighborhoods The circumference or girth is measured in inches Health suggest children who live by tree-lined streets
and Toyota, donated school books JULY
(Brawner, Smith and Bourke) at 4 ? feet above the ground (or diameter at
and volunteers to plant, and is breast height) at mid-slope, if there is any slope. have lower rates of asthma. The researchers based 4 Happy 4th of July—No project
1:40 pm Breakout Sessions creating bird guides that relate to the BeltLine Arboretum. Thanks to the Atlanta The circumference measurement then equals the their findings on rates of asthma rates for the disease 11 East Atlanta/Ormewood Park Mulching
Session E: The ABLA Potential—Community in Gardens (Manion and Hastings) Public Schools and the BeltLine Partnership for public relations and the Georgia circumference points. The tree height is measured
among four to five year olds, and hospital admissions for the disease among and Watering
Session F: Education and Outreach—Your Arboretum Message (Goolrick) Conservancy for curriculum and teacher materials. The West Atlanta Watershed in feet and that height equals the height points.
2:20 pm Break Alliance (which works with Brown students), CVC Farms staff, and West End The crown, or the canopy of the tree, is measured children up to 15, from 42 health service districts of New York City. Conclusion: 18 Grant Park/Boulevard Heights Mulching
2:30 pm An Arboretum is More Than Planting Trees (Zomlefer) Neighbors helped with planting. Finally, we thank Robert Hamilton for support in feet and one quarter of that measurement Contrary to popular belief, the effects of pollen are outweighed by the and Watering
equals the crown point. The total points is the
3:20 pm Finale and expert consultation, and the neighborhood coalitions and volunteers who benefits of urban trees. 25 Riverside/Ridgewood Heights Mulching
sum of each of these tree measurements.
continueto offer their time and talent. and Watering
See TA newsletter insert for City in the Arboretum Conference Registration Form.