Join Trees Atlanta and Georgia Audubon at our new headquarters (Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse, 825 Warner Street SW) for a Lunch & Learn focused on Invasive Species in the urban forest. This session will share information on the impact that invasive species can have on plants that occur naturally in the Atlanta area and ways that communities can help to reduce and remove them.
Feel free to bring your lunch and eat while we nourish your brain! Check out our new building and greenspaces while you are here.
This event is being held during National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 20 – 26) and kicks off programs that will occur throughout the year that will focus on specific types of invasive species and the variety of control methods that can be used to remove and reduce their spread. Be sure to check out Trees Atlanta’s on-line resource Atlanta’s Top Invasive Plants.
Established in 2001, the Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration team has been working to remove invasive shrubs, vines, grasses, and trees from greenspaces in Atlanta. In 2017 Trees Atlanta established a program to catalog and begin treatment of green and white ash trees at Atlanta. Our emerald ash borer program (EAB) has allowed us to begin attempts to mitigate the effect that the insect has on our ash tree populations. Additionally, around 2010 the department began care for an educational chestnut orchard off of the west side beltline.
Georgia Audubon’s Habitat restoration projects focus on removing non-native and invasive vegetation, managing ecosystems, and planting native bird-friendly plant species. We have projects from metro-Atlanta to the coast in which we engage a wide array of property owners, land managers, and community members to implement management and restoration techniques that help create and maintain a functioning native ecosystem that benefits all organisms, including birds, wildlife, and people.