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“Eat for the Trees” at The Shed at Glenwood, January 11th | Community Spirit

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“Eat for the Trees” at The Shed at Glenwood, January 11th
 “Eat for the Trees” at The Shed at Glenwood, January 11th

When the Grant Park community lost fifteen tress, last year, the Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s (GPNA) went to work and coordinated four Dine Outs in January they’re called “Eat for the Trees”.

In an effort to promote the GPNA’s commitment to the environment, The Home Depot Foundation will match contributions to the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) up to $20,000. On January 11th, The Shed at Glenwood, is generously participating in an extended dine-out to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Additionally, the City Parks Arborist has identified 35 trees which are diseased or dead and must be removed this season. Couple these losses with those of prior years, and it is quite evident the forest in our park is feeling the impact of age and drought.

In the past 10 years, the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) has planted over 2,500 new trees and shrubs with the support of Trees Atlanta, Park Pride, and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.  The GPC has also worked with the Georgia Native Plant Society to rescue more than 600 ferns and native plants from construction sites and relocate them to Grant Park.

Most recently, a 45 foot cedar was relocated to the gazebo area and named Carla. An anonymous donor donated the tree to Grant Park along with a year of follow-up care.   The GPC also worked with the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia Project to transform the area around the Erskine Fountain on Cherokee at Ormond into a Community Orchard.  In the next few weeks the first phase of a partnership with Zoo Atlanta will see numerous 3-4" caliper trees planted in the park.  60 trees will be planted this season, and 40 trees will be planted next season. 

The Shed at Glenwood is located at 475 Bill Kennedy Way in Atlanta. Please click this link to see how you can help or become a Grant Park Conservancy Member.