Has recent clearing in Legacy Park’s forested areas taken you by surprise? Fear not. What you’re experiencing is the expert work of Trees Atlanta and their many volunteers who are removing non-native, invasive species like kudzu, English ivy, Bradford pear, and wisteria. Left unchecked, these plants can dominate the forest and outcompete the native species whose canopy creates a sustainable home for wildlife. Their removal is key to the long-term health of the property.
Along the way, Trees Atlanta — who has a 5 year contract to complete the work — will be augmenting these removals with the replanting of new native species. In time, we’ll have a restored and robust forest reflecting the stewardship to which we’ve committed ourselves.
The following aerial shows the ultimate project area. Sections shown in blue are where work has occurred or is currently underway.
Want to help?
Trees Atlanta conducts monthly volunteer days where the community can get involved. These occur in densely vegetated areas where long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Tools and gloves are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have a preference.
March’s volunteer day will be Saturday, March 12 from 9am-Noon. Sign up today.
Want to learn more?
Trees Atlanta has prepared a StoryMap with a solid overview of the project, and offers a monthly e-newsletter for those looking to stay connected.