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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

December 15, 2008-
  March 15, 2009
                     Platinum Sponsors
                     $50,000 and up
                                                         Beech Memberships
                                                         $500 and up
                                                                                              Gail Hyde & Terry Davis
                                                                                              Cynthia Jeness
                                                                                                                                         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!

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                     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                                                                                              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
                     George Lanier
                     Roger Milliken
                                                         Jim Landon
                                                         Ted Meinhardt
                                                                                              Women’s Forum of Georgia
                                                                                              Ann & Richard Woodruff
                                                                                                                                        The Tree Savant
                                                                                                                                                                                           Have a question for the Tree Savant? Email with your queries.       ?              six major environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        categories: sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dallas Covinton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thelma Gersch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
          Conference Schedule
                                                                                                                                            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 for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Total points:     248.9
          10:00 am             Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum (ABLA) Plan (staff)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23       Adams Park/Allison Ct.
                                                                                                                                            to 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

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