Fourth Annual Avondale Tree Walk Takes Place October 28, 2017
WHAT: 4th Annual Avondale Tree Walk, “From Clearing to Canopy”
WHO: Presented by the Avondale Estates Garden Club
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 28, rain or shine
WHERE: Lake Avondale near the gazebo, 59 Lakeshore Dr. 30002
COST: Free and open to the public
The Avondale Estates Garden Club presents the 4th Annual Avondale Tree Walk, a conservation project, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23. This free event includes all members of the public, including children and families. The walk takes place rain or shine.
The registration area is in front of the gazebo, which is just steps away from our "Tree Huggers in Training" talks for children. Other tree talks for adults are also close by. The tree walk will begin after the talks. Arborists and landscape architects will lead six different routes in Avondale Estates. One of those is a walk around Lake Avondale for those who prefer or require a short walk.
Children who participate will receive a ‘Tree Hugger in Training Button’ and have the opportunity to “guess how many acorns are in the jar” for a chance to win a book about trees. All who go on a tree walk will receive a booklet, “75 Native Trees of Georgia,” from the Georgia Forestry Commission along with many other educational materials. In addition, Trees Atlanta will have a table with resources, too. Of special interest to residents with homes that date to the 1920’s will be vintage photographs of the early development of Avondale, then called Ingleside. Residents will want to come and try to identify their homes in these pictures made available courtesy of The DeKalb History Center.
Special thanks to: City of Avondale Estates, the Avondale Estates Tree Board, the Avon Garden Club ,Arborguard Tree Specialists, Trees Atlanta, and Fred Mobley of The DeKalb History Center for their contributions to the 2017 Avondale Tree Walk.