Though nicknamed “the city in the forest,” Atlanta has lost 65% of its tree coverage since 1975, falling far below the EPA recommended minimum. The remaining canopy cannot compete with the largely paved urban landscape, which creates a heat island during the summer, trapping heat within the atmosphere, affecting weather patterns, and increasing air pollution. One tree cleans an average of 13 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year, or about 10 cars worth of emissions, whereas an overall healthy canopy reduces pavement temperature by up to 10°F, providing ample environmental and human health benefits.
In its campaign to establish a healthy canopy covering, Trees Atlanta plants new trees, nurtures and preserves existing ones, and educates the public about the importance of these leafy lookouts through regular tree-care projects. With G-Team support, Trees Atlanta will plant 6- to 10-foot-tall native shade trees—including maples, cedars, magnolias, and dogwoods—in communities with the least amount of verdure, providing two years of watering, pruning, mulching, and general care to keep each arboreal investment healthy and vibrant. Having planted and distributed more than 75,000 shade trees since its inception, Trees Atlanta sustains a healthy environment, establishes stunning, shaded neighborhoods, and promotes positive dialogue among volunteers and city communities through tangible change.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help restore Atlanta’s tree coverage. If G-Team members raise $800, Trees Atlanta can plant and nurture five trees, replenishing the city’s natural shade and beauty. Each additional $160 raised will fund an additional tree. G-Team members can also join Trees Atlanta to plant the trees they helped purchase on Saturday, March 26th at 9 a.m. (see the volunteer page for more information).
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