Avondale Garden Club holding ‘tree walk’ this fall

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2014
Lake Avondale. Source: Avondaleestates.org

Lake Avondale. Source: Avondaleestates.org

The Avondale Estates Garden Club is holding its second annual Tree Walk next month and is asking for nominations from residents who want to be a part of the tour.

Nancy Martin said the Garden Club held last year’s tree walk in the spring.

The 2014 Tree Walk will be held on Oct. 25, from 10 am to noon.

“This year’s walk has been scheduled to take advantage of the outstanding fall color of the maples, black gum, ash, and other trees lining Avondale streets,” an announcement from the club said.

The tour guides will be six local arborists who will lead smaller groups around the city.

The club will also have an “Ask our Arborist” table, “Where tree experts will answer your tree questions – come early and bring a photo, leaf or twig sample.”

According to the announcement, Avondale residents can nominate their tree to be in the walk by sending an email to bonniebphelps@gmail.com and telling the Garden Club “what’s special about your tree.”

Avondale Estates has been a Tree City for more than 30 years, making it one of the oldest in Georgia to hold the distinction bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Lately, some residents have become concerned about how the pace of development is affecting the city’s tree canopy and have asked city leaders to consider adopting a stronger tree ordinance.

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