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The City of Decatur is partnering with Trees Atlanta to establish a front yard tree program. Residents pay a $25 application fee and Trees Atlanta will plant a tree in their front yard and maintain the tree for 2 years. This is a great way to replace canopy lost from recent storms. Homeowners will be able to choose from a list of trees suitable for our area. Please visit the Front Yard Tree page at Trees Atlanta to apply. There are a limited number of trees in the first year of the program and it will be first come, first served.

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Trees Atlanta still has several great varieties of trees and plants left to choose from – including beautiful oaks. Online ordering will officially close on September 30 at 1:00 PM.

Orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, October 3 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, October 4 from 9:00 AM to noon. Please check your email for order pickup instructions after ordering.
If you’ve already placed an order, make sure you’ve selected a time slot here to pick your order up (unless you selected to have your items delivered).  

If you want to shop their remaining selection in person, they’ll be offering a Second Chance Sale at Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center on Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Selection and quantities are limited, and many items typically sell out within the first few hours.

If you share your newest additions with your friends and family on social media, be sure to tag @treesatlanta.

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Trees Atlanta will return this week with its herd of sheep to help control Japanese hops, kudzu and other invasive plants on the steep slope between Section 14 and the creek at the Decatur Cemetery.

“Sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on hard to maintain sites,” said Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator  Brian Williams.  “As long as the sites do not contain sensitive or endangered plants that we want to keep safe, sheep can graze and help us eliminate invasive plants until they are gone,” he continued. Trees Atlanta led the recent woodland restoration effort in the stream corridor on the east side of the Cemetery.

The sheep in this program are protected by a human shepherd and livestock guardian dogs, and the sites are surrounded by solar powered, low-voltage electrified fencing to keep the sheep safe and on-task while they are working. The work is expected to take 7 to 10 days at the Cemetery.

Trees Atlanta has used sheep to help eradicate invasive plants at Decatur Cemetery, the Atlanta Beltline, Chastain Park, Kirkwood Forest, Morningside Nature Preserve, Candler Park, Herbert Green Nature Preserve, Perkerson Park and other green spaces in metro Atlanta. The sheep are provided by Ewe-niversally Green, a local firm that specializes in environmentally sound conservation techniques.

For more information about Trees Atlanta and Ewe-niversally Green, see www.treesatlanta.org and www.eweniversallygreen.com.

Sheep leap 9.24.2013


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Sheep leap 9.24.2013

Missed the sheep when they feasted at Decatur Cemetery in September? You’ve got a second chance to meet them, this time in the Oakhurst Greenspace just south of Agnes Scott College.

“Meet the Sheep” is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The sheep should be around for four or five days, depending on how quickly they eat invasive species like kudzu and Chinese privet.

More info can be found on the Trees Atlanta website.

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